Reef builder

(Zool.) any stony coral which contributes material to the formation of coral reefs.

See also: Reef

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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The artist duo behind this project, Sierra Rasberry and Ernest Vasquez have partnered with veteran reef builder Chris O'Hare to create this monumental public Eco-Art project in the form of an artificial reef installation that will also serve as an underwater eco-friendly destination for tourism & research.
onkodes is abundant and a significantly important reef builder in the tropical Pacific and Great Barrier Reef (Littler and Doty, 1973).
We're an important reef builder in tropical oceans.
One widespread temperate reef builder, the American oyster (Crassostrea virginica, also known as the "eastern oyster," Am.
The 1000 Mermaids reef project is a giant step in that direction," says Chris O'Hare, Reef Builder, Pineapple Grove Design.
This study characterized the reproductive biology of an important reef builder in the central Pacific and explored how spatial and temporal variability in the environment can affect the onset of gametogenesis and gamete maturation.
Nutrient pollution reduced calcification rates a measure of how quickly reef builders are creating the skeletal framework, nearly tenfold in waters that would otherwise promote reef growth, and enhanced both skeletal dissolution and the growth of seaweed competitors," said the lead author of the study, Nyssa Silbiger.
Overexploited reefs in the Caribbean showed the growth of sponges (i.e., boring sponges) on reef builders to be three times greater than in locations where there is less fishing (Loh et al., 2015).
The Martin County Artificial Reef Fund, responsible for the creation of numerous local artificial reefs for anglers and divers, holds its annual Reef Builders Fishing Tournament on Saturday, July 11.
The goal of this study is, through ultrastructural analysis, to identify the primary CaC[O.sub.3] mineralogy and crystal habit of some of problematic reef builders proliferating around the Mulde Event in Baltica, and thus gain an insight into whether their calcareous walls were formed through biologically controlled precipitation or by microbial mediation.
A study conducted at Montgomery Reef in the Kimberley describes rhodoliths as being important contemporary reef builders [15].