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barrier reef

n.
A long, narrow ridge of coral or rock parallel to and relatively near a coastline, separated from the coastline by a lagoon.

barrier reef

n
(Physical Geography) a long narrow coral reef near and lying parallel to the shore, separated from it by deep water. See Great Barrier Reef

bar′rier reef`


n.
a reef of coral running roughly parallel to the shore and separated from it by a wide, deep lagoon.
[1795–1805]

barrier reef

A long, narrow ridge of coral deposits parallel to the mainland and separated from it by a deep lagoon.
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Noun1.barrier reef - a long coral reef near and parallel to the shorebarrier reef - a long coral reef near and parallel to the shore
coral reef - a reef consisting of coral consolidated into limestone
References in classic literature ?
Keeling Island -- Singular appearance -- Scanty Flora -- Transport of Seeds -- Birds and Insects -- Ebbing and flowing Springs -- Fields of dead Coral -- Stones transported in the roots of Trees -- Great Crab -- Stinging Corals -- Coral eating Fish -- Coral Formations -- Lagoon Islands, or Atolls -- Depth at which reef-building Corals can live -- Vast Areas interspersed with low Coral Islands -- Subsidence of their foundations -- Barrier Reefs -- Fringing Reefs -- Conversion of Fringing Reefs into Barrier Reefs, and into Atolls -- Evidence of changes in Level -- Breaches in Barrier Reefs -- Maldiva Atolls, their peculiar structure -- Dead and submerged Reefs -- Areas of subsidence and elevation -- Distribution of Volcanoes -- Subsidence slow, and vast in amount
The funding is recognition of the immense economic and social values of the Great Barrier Reef in this the International Year of the Reef.
The Great Barrier Reef has been at risk for a year now following a 2016 coral bleaching event, but new findings show that after yet another bleaching event, two thirds of the reef have been severely damaged.
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Keeping Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander heritage of the Great Barrier Reef strong, safe and healthy is the goal of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authoritys latest action-based initiative.
Australia on Monday announced a plan to invest 60 million dollars (48 million US dollars) towards saving corals in the Great Barrier Reef.
In the latest effort to protect the world's largest living structure, the Australian government has called on the "greatest scientific minds, industry and business leaders, innovators and entrepreneurs" to come up with solutions to save the Great Barrier Reef.
WRTH i daith y naturiaethwr Iolo Williams ar hyd Y Great Barrier Reef, oddi ar arfordir dwyreiniol Awstralia barhau, mae'n cael cyfle i wireddu uchelgais bywyd wrth ddeifio gyda siarcod ger Ynys Lizard.
OS 'da ni'n dinistrio llefydd fel y Great Barrier Reef, mi rydan ni'n mynd i ddinistrio ni'n hunain hefyd.
Coral transplantation gives hopes to rescue the Great Barrier Reef - the largest reef system on the north-east coast of Australia,AaAeAeA mediapo reported.
Sydney: Coral bred in one part of the Great Barrier Reef was successfully transplanted into another area, Australian scientists said Sunday, in a project they hope could restore damaged ecosystems around the world.
July 8 (ANI) :United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (Unesco) has released its 'List of World Heritage (sites) in Danger', and Australia's Great Barrier Reef does not feature in it.