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Definition of Coral reef:
A massive, wave-resistant structure, built largely by coral, and consisting of skeletal and chemically precipitated material. Skeletal formation depends on the activity of symbiotic algae and zooxanthellae..
This is the common definition for Coral reef, other definitions can be discussed in the article
- ↑ Allaby M. (1998). Dictionary of Ecology (2nd Ed). Oxford University Press: Oxford, (England). 440pp.