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Submerged Atoll/Atoll Reef (Geoform Type)

Component: Geoform

Unique Identifier: 187

Geoform Origin Biogenic
Geoform Atoll
Geoform Type Submerged Atoll/Atoll Reef

Definition Atoll structure in which new coral growth has not kept up with rising sea levels (or is overcome by the effects of subsidence such that it now lies below the surface). It may still support living coral communities.