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noun as in underwater or partially submerged ledge

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Divers exploring an underwater portion of the lake’s K’akaya reef found a ritual offering deposited by the Inca, say archaeologists Christophe Delaere of the University of Oxford and José Capriles of Penn State.

They’re also planting tiny bits of coral in new places, trying to help new reefs get a good start.

Scientists are working to figure out how to help bleached corals and plant new coral reefs.

Coral reefs provide spots of brilliant color under the waves.

A bleached reef can spell trouble for the many species that call it home.

I was out, maybe in the Great Barrier Reef catching black marlin.

And this in turn affects the fish, whales, dolphins, turtles, dugongs and seabirds that live within the Reef.

The Reef has lost more than half its coral cover since 1985, with two-thirds of the loss occurring after 1998.

The 7,000-ton freighter is still stocked with sake bottles and four fighter planes, and it is encircled by gray reef.

It also takes place near a minefield of rocks, is a hangout spot for sharks, and breaks on a reef.

The few birds that frequented the reef were very shy, and flew away at our approach: they were principally pelicans and terns.

REEF k, in latitude 14 degrees 47 minutes, has a dry sand upon it: its sub-marine extent was not ascertained.

All the islands are low and wooded, and surrounded by a coral reef of small extent.

The Mermaid was nearly lost in attempting to cross the latter reef.

A considerable reef projects off the east end for more than a mile.


On this page you'll find 25 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to reef, such as: atoll, beach, coral reef, shoal, bank, and bar.

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