reef core

reef core

[′rēf ‚kȯr]
(geology)
The rock mass constructed in place, and within the rigid growth lattice formed by reef-building organisms.
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Minister for the Great Barrier Reef Dr Steven Miles said today (Tuesday) coral and reef cores taken from locations along the Great Barrier Reef had been dated and analysed by researchers from a number of organisations, including The University of Queensland (UQ).
The Earth is currently in a high-seas period, McKenzie says, and according to the geologic record and the reef cores, the oceans are due to fall again, though not for at least another several thousand years.
No quantitative analysis of the fauna is available at the moment, but field collections reveal an exceptional abundance of large (30-50 mm high) Cyclonema-like gastropods in the weathered upper 2-3 m of the reef cores.