reef edge

reef edge

[′rēf ‚ej]
(geology)
The seaward margin of the reef flat, commonly marked by surge channels.
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This reef edge creates protection for baitfish and a feeding lane for traversing sailfish riding the Stream.
At each of the 4 sites, 3 sample stations, measuring 10 m x 10 m, were established on reef habitat located more than 100 m from the marsh edge and in the centers of reef areas to remove confounding effects of adjacent habitats and reef edge (Fig.
One typical type of coral reefs is the fringing reef that consists of the sloping reef face and the mild or almost flat slope from the reef edge to the coastline.
The primary target in Backreef-1 is Devonian-aged sands in the Clanmeyer Formation deposited in a debris flow off the reef edge southwest of Harold-1.
Rurutu's fringing reef provides foot access to the reef flat, reef edge and inshore pelagic and benthic zones.
Darkness offers a better chance of evading a predator, and a commuter class of fish gathers at the reef edge. When the crowd gets large enough, Burke says, he and other divers can watch the fish spill out into the seagrass meadow to feed.
The bed is used to carry cargo and passengers and when fishing, the men will sit on the bed, arranging their gear strategically beside them while dropping nylon lines with baited hooks and sinkers into 30 to 100 metres of water at the reef edge. The bed thus provides a comfortable platform from which to fish or relax, smoke a bit of tobacco, chew betelnut, and swap stories with a fishing partner.
The 935 respondents to an online survey by Reef Edge, a creator of wireless network infrastructure products, were three times as likely to identify security as a concern than they were to mention cost, whether or not they actually had a wireless LAN deployed.
It seems incredible that thousands of them are putting to sea in fishing boats or wading on the reef edge in search of octopus without the comfort of knowing how to get to shore if disaster strikes.
No bleaching occurred along the emergent reef with the exception of one bleached colony (Pocillopora meandrina) noted on the inside of the eastern reef edge.
If you set up on anchor near a wreck or reef edge where they congregate, wire leader is a must, since they have lots of really sharp teeth.
[whose] top is a cap of Quaternary reefal limestone, built on an inundated rocky hill of the dissected Kimberley Basis margin over a Proterozoic basement." Prevailing westerly wind, swell, and diurnal tides, with up to 11 m range on high-water springs, have shaped the intertidal reef platform (rampart) that is heavily etched with small drainage channels and low, widely spaced ridges running parallel to the reef edge that resemble a series of long low and wide corrugations.