reef cluster

reef cluster

[′rēf ‚kləs·tər]
(geology)
A group of reefs of wholly or partly contemporaneous growth, found within a circumscribed area or geologic province.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Melia Phuket Mai Khao lies in the tranquil north of Phuket, ideally situated alongside the clear waters of the sun-drenched beach known for the tropical reef clusters just offshore.
Dutton said that the strength of the stalagmite archive is that it is not as susceptible to alteration by the environment when compared with coral reef clusters that are also commonly used to date sea water rises.
Thus, subpopulations with relatively homogeneous demographic parameters occurred on scales of reef clusters. Previous studies, by contrast, have found substantial between-reef variation in demographic parameters within regions.