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  • Biological diversity
  • Marine and Freshwater

Definition(s)

A wave-resistant structure resulting from cementation processes and the skeletal construction of hermatypic corals, calcareaous algae, and other carbonate-secreting organisms. (Source: NOAA)
Coral reefs are built up from the skeletons of reef-building coral, a small primitive marine animal, and other marine animals and algae over thousands of years [...]. (Source: GEMET/WRIGHT)