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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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One should not conclude from such findings, however, that nutrient enrichment is beneficial for coral reefs - usually the opposite is true," Dr Cecilia D'Angelo, Senior Research Fellow in the Coral Reef Laboratory and co-author on the article, said.
The ministry aims to conserve habitats which are easily vulnerable to risks, and take a long time to be rehabilitated, such as mangrove trees and coral reefs.
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This is a special exercise to rescue the coral reefs.
Muscat: About 140 coral reef in Omani waters will be filmed by a team of marine environmentalist and specialised crew, according to a press release from Ministry of Environment and Climate Affairs yesterday.
The German News Agency quoted Professor Hughes as saying that the future of coral reefs is not an issue of conservation of marine ecology or the saving of an endangered species of trees but an exigency to the entire humankind.
Explaining the background to the study, Dr Unsworth said: "Highly productive tropical seagrasses often live adjacent to or among coral reefs and photosynthesise at such rates you can see the oxygen they produce practically bubbling away.
Determine how artificial reefs can replicate some of the functions of natural coral reefs.
The Coral Triangle is home to more than one-third of all the world's coral reefs, including over 600 different species of reef-building coral and 3000 species of reef fish,' explains Dr Kool.
Coral reefs in Asia and the Indian Ocean are most at risk, with 54 percent either lost or critically threatened and another 25 percent moderately threatened.
This is a productive fishing ground for Saudi Arabia so it is important to survey the fish communities living in and around these coral reefs to determine if overfishing is occurring, since overfishing is a known source of harm to the health of coral reefs around the world," said Capt.
If nothing is done to substantially cut emissions, we could effectively lose coral reefs as we know them, with major coral extinctions.

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