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A ridge of rock in the sea formed by the growth and deposit of coral.‘the small island is enclosed in the middle of the coral reef’
- ‘The 1,000 - acre island has three miles of white sandy beaches surrounded by coral reefs and turquoise waters.’
- ‘Divers and naturalists rave about the pristine waters, coral reefs and untouched forests, while vulcanologists go weak at the mere thought of its many smoking peaks.’
- ‘The British Navy had erected this lighthouse there in colonial days to warn frigates away from the coral reefs.’
- ‘On a global scale, coral bleaching is the largest threat to the world's coral reefs.’
- ‘Coral reefs are among the world's most productive ecosystems.’
- ‘The protected coral reef is close enough to shore to explore in safety with a snorkel.’
- ‘Divers can still explore coral reefs and swim with shoals of fish and even sharks.’
- ‘Offshore drilling would damage coral reefs and mangrove swamps and threaten endangered sea life.’
- ‘When properly protected, coral reefs can apparently recover quite quickly.’
- ‘The acid environment is killing off coral reefs, shellfish and plankton, the basis for nearly all marine life.’
- ‘Surely, people would not knowingly live in ways that threaten polar bears or coral reefs.’
- ‘Last week we went swimming at night in a bay where I carefully wriggled my way in the dark among some coral reefs where moray eels were sleeping.’
- ‘The Seychelles are volcanic islands and the coral reefs around them ensure that divers and snorkellers have much to marvel at under water.’
- ‘Coral reefs provide protection to coastal areas and protect delicate coastal wetlands and mangrove swamps from storms.’
- ‘Landing at Mauritius offers stunning views over the blue and green waters of the Indian Ocean and the deep hues of the coral reef.’
- ‘Shot almost entirely on location on and around the Fiji islands, the film is alive with colorful coral reefs, majestic waterfalls and lush jungles.’
- ‘In the warm shallow seas around deserted far-flung islands, we undertake an astonishing journey through still living and growing coral reefs.’
- ‘"The concern is that coral reefs might pass a critical bleaching threshold beyond which they are unable to regenerate," Dekker concludes.’
- ‘Some Navy bombs never exploded when fired, dropping instead into the shallow ocean water and remaining there, lying on the coral reef or resting on the ocean floor.’
- ‘Atauro is 25 kilometres long with a mountainous spine, narrow coastal plains, and fringed by some of the best coral reefs in the world.’
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