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Linear Mollusk Reef (Geoform Type)

Component: Geoform

Unique Identifier: 193

Geoform Origin Biogenic
Geoform Mollusk Reef
Geoform Type Linear Mollusk Reef


Description
Definition Narrow straight or sinuous, ridge-like reefs formed primarily by oysters but also by other mollusks. These are also usually intertidal. Examples of this type of reef can be found in areas with small tidal ranges such as Apalachicola Bay and Nueces Bay, Texas (see Figure 6.6).