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Archive: Feb 2019

3 Types of Coral Reefs you Should Know About

Scientists generally divide coral reefs into three classes: barrier reefs, atolls, and fringing reefs. Barrier reefs are extensive linear reef complexes that parallel a shore, and are separated from it by lagoon.  At their shallowest point, they can reach the water’s surface forming a “barrier” to navigation.  The Belize Barrier Reef, the 2nd largest in the world behind Australia’s Great Barrier…

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