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  • fringing reefs — Coral Cor al, n. [Of. coral, F, corail, L. corallum, coralium, fr. Gr. kora llion.] 1. (Zo[ o]l.) The hard parts or skeleton of various Anthozoa, and of a few Hydrozoa. Similar structures are also formed by some Bryozoa. [1913 Webster] Note: The… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Fringing reef — A Fringing reef is a kind of coral reef, that is located in the tropics generally immediately near the shoreline. This type of coral reef is the most common type of reef that is found. This type of reef grows the best on some kind of hard surface …   Wikipedia

  • Fringing — Fringe Fringe, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Fringed} (fr[i^]njd); p. pr. & vb. n. {Fringing}.] To adorn the edge of with a fringe or as with a fringe. [1913 Webster] Precipices fringed with grass. Bryant. [1913 Webster] {Fringing reef}. See {Coral reefs} …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Fringing reef — Fringe Fringe, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Fringed} (fr[i^]njd); p. pr. & vb. n. {Fringing}.] To adorn the edge of with a fringe or as with a fringe. [1913 Webster] Precipices fringed with grass. Bryant. [1913 Webster] {Fringing reef}. See {Coral reefs} …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • barrier reefs — Coral Cor al, n. [Of. coral, F, corail, L. corallum, coralium, fr. Gr. kora llion.] 1. (Zo[ o]l.) The hard parts or skeleton of various Anthozoa, and of a few Hydrozoa. Similar structures are also formed by some Bryozoa. [1913 Webster] Note: The… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Coral reefs — Coral Cor al, n. [Of. coral, F, corail, L. corallum, coralium, fr. Gr. kora llion.] 1. (Zo[ o]l.) The hard parts or skeleton of various Anthozoa, and of a few Hydrozoa. Similar structures are also formed by some Bryozoa. [1913 Webster] Note: The… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Coral reef — Marine habitats Biodiversity of a coral reef Lit …   Wikipedia

  • Diving in Thailand — ‹ The template below (Cleanup spam) is being considered for deletion. See templates for discussion to help reach a consensus.› Scuba diving in Thailand is very popular. Thailand has some reefs and a number of shipwrecks. The number of divers… …   Wikipedia

  • coral reef — a reef composed mainly of coral and other organic matter of which parts have solidified into limestone. [1735 45] * * * Ridge or hummock formed in shallow ocean areas from the external skeletons of corals. The skeleton consists of calcium… …   Universalium

  • Great Barrier Reef — The Great Barrier Reef * UNESCO World Heritage Site …   Wikipedia

  • Great Barrier Reef — a coral reef parallel to the coast of Queensland, in NE Australia. 1250 mi. (2010 km) long. Also called Barrier Reef. * * * Long stretch of coral reef, shoals, and islets in the Pacific Ocean, off the northeastern coast of Queensland, Australia.… …   Universalium

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