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A rocklike, often ridge-shaped structure of calcium carbonate (CaCO3) built in shallow tropical seas by generations of coral animals.[1]

See also

  • Atoll
  • Barrier reef
  • Coralline
  • Fringing reef


  1. ^ France, Peter, Guerrero, Angeles Gavira; et al. (2006). Ocean. Dorling Kindersley Inc. ISBN 9780756636920. 

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