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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.
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Unprecedented coral bleaching in recent years has caused damage to two-thirds of the reef, aerial surveys in 2017 showed.
The Senate could conduct an ocular inspection as part of an inquiry into reports that at least Panganiban that used to be a forsaken reef has been converted by China into another military outpost.
'Averaged across the whole Great Barrier Reef, we lost 30 percent of the corals in the nine month period between March and November 2016,' lead author and director of the Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies Terry Hughes said.
The research is being led by Reef Check UAE and is part of a wider global effort that sees citizen scientists from around the world collecting data on the oceans' coral reefs, with all the data and information being shared within the group's global database, which is then used to compare the status of coral reefs in different parts of the world.
BARRIER S4C, Thursday English available "If we destroy places such as the Great Barrier Reef, we are going to destroy ourselves too," he says of this iconic natural location.
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.
By maintaining the organisation and complexity of reefs, we can ensure that these reef cities thrive, even in the most threatened regions.
However, scientists are concerned that the corals in the Great Barrier Reef are dying.
Reef Innovations sprays sugar water onto the surface of its molds to create a rough texture that allows marine life to grab on, then adds shells to mimic natural formations.
Mongin's team used carbon, salinity and temperature data and simulations to estimate aragonite levels across the Great Barrier Reefs 3,581 individual reefs.
This preliminary field checking was focused on advanced signature identification prior to beginning digitization and was completed to identify and classify reef signatures appearing on the 2009 aerial photographs.