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Linear Coral Reef (Geoform Type)

Component: Geoform

Unique Identifier: 207

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

Definition These are linear coral formations that are oriented parallel to shore or the shelf edge. They follow the contours of the shore/shelf edge. This category is used for such commonly used terms as forereef, fringing reef, and shelf edge reef.