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reef

 [rēf]
an infolding or tuck of tissue, as a tuck made in plication.

reef

(rēf)
A fold or tuck, usually taken in redundant tissue.

reef

an infolding or tuck of tissue, as a tuck made in plication.
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Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority engagement officer Katie Finch said one of the aims of working with communities was to brainstorm at the local level to make environmental waves across the globe.
A reef ball is an innovatively designed artificial reef with holes that create whirlpools around it.
The report shows that the decline in coral reef health resulted from major coral bleaching in 1998 that resulted in 25 per cent loss and another 10 per cent loss in 2016.
In February, an ocular monitoring by the team showed that the reef houses a juvenile Tridacna sp.
com/coral-reefs-climate-change-facts-massive-bleaching-event-may-be-coming-end-2554853) estimates this particular bleaching event is coming to an end , good news for reefs that have been suffering for months, including the Great Barrier Reef.
According to the Great Barrier Reef (are you referring to some organization), coral cover has been decreasing by 50% globally over the last 27 years.
But while there is existing research into the benefits of marine reserves, there is limited understanding of how long it takes reef fishes to recover once protected from fishing.
Previous tracking studies have shown that individual reef sharks often remain dose to a particular coral reef, so even relatively small maine protected areas could help to relieve some anthropogenic effects on reefs, including pollution damage and coral bleaching.
The substrate in the northern Gulf of Mexico is predominately mud and sand and has comparatively few natural reef areas (Parker et al.
Each meter of reef protects about $47,000 of property value, and in Florida, a coastline devoid of reefs would submerge large parts of the state.
As humans continue to pump greenhouse gases into the atmosphere, the climate is once again on the threshold of a new regime, with dire consequences for reef ecosystems unless we get control of climate change," said coauthor Richard Aronson, a biology professor at Florida Institute of Technology.
The Great Barrier Reef is a stunning sight, but the United Nations is warning about the imminent threat to the reef from industrial development