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Fringing Coral Reef (Geoform Type)

Component: Geoform

Unique Identifier: 205

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

Definition Fringing coral reefs are generally linear and generally aligned with the nearby coast. They have the same general morphology as the larger barrier reefs but occur at smaller scales.