shoal reef

shoal reef

[′shōl ‚rēf]
(geology)
A reef formed in irregular masses amid submerged shoals of calcareous reef detritus.
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The data generated from the 1870s surveys indicate that most of the upthrusting reefs are quite large, with the largest, Long Shoal Reef, stretching for 3 km (Fig.
Large gaps can be seen in Long Shoal Reef where portions of the reef were entirely removed.