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Aggregate Coral Reef (Geoform Type)

Component: Geoform

Unique Identifier: 200

Geoform Origin Biogenic
Geoform Shallow/Mesophotic Coral Reef
Geoform Type Aggregate Coral Reef

Definition Continuous, high-relief coral formation that occurs in various shapes and lacks sand channels. This type includes linear coral formations that are oriented parallel to the shelf edge (Zitello et al. 2009).