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reef in Nature topic

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishreefreef1 /riːf/ noun [countable] πŸ”Š πŸ”Š SGDNa line of sharp rocks, often made of coral, or a raised area of sand near the surface of the sea πŸ”Š a proposal to protect several miles of thousand-year-old coral reef
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reefβ€’ the Great Barrier Reefβ€’ Where does the synthetic coral reef end and the chanting wave machine begin?β€’ They look as although they belong in a warm and sunny tropical coral reef rather than the dark and cold abyss.β€’ Large shoals may be found on quite shallow reefs or close to the walls of steep drop-offs beyond the protecting reef.β€’ Have you ever seen an ocean wave pass over a submerged reef?β€’ Like most of the true crabs they can be very destructive in the reef tank.β€’ It was near the ocean and Heather could hear the waves crashing on the reef from where she lay in the bed.β€’ For a moment Trent thought of letting the whole damn lot of them go up on the reef.coral reefβ€’ If the system started to drift away from the requirements of a coral reef, Gomez would flush the trays.β€’ This is true whether you are in a desert or a forest or swimming on a coral reef.β€’ Marine scientists were pretty sure a coral reef, like any complex ecosystem, must be assembled in the correct order.β€’ Many of them were the tops of volcanoes poking out of the ocean, and most were surrounded by deadly coral reefs.β€’ The cities of Stalinvast were more like coral reefs looming above a sea of hostile jungle.β€’ Daly suggests that before the first interglacial period there were no coral reefs in the modern sense, which is disputable.β€’ To seaward, bright tropical fish dance in the coral reefs.