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  Reef - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Reefs can be created artificially either by special construction or through deliberately sinking ships, but one can argue that these "reefs" are not real ones, as it is seldom the case that an artificial obstruction would be created that is a hazard to shipping.
Thus, "artificial reef" is a misnomer, though firmly established as the term used for man-made underwater habitat structures.
In addition, reef structures within a sequence of sedimentary rocks provide a discontinuity which may serve as a trap or conduit for fossil fuels or mineralizing fluids to form petroleum or ore deposits.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Reef   (315 words)

 Coral reef - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Coral reefs are either restricted or absent from along the west coast of the Americas, as well as the west coast of Africa.
Coral reefs are home to a variety of tropical or reef fishes, such as the colorful parrotfishes, angelfishes, damselfishes and butterflyfishes.
Reefs are also home to a large variety of other organisms, including sponges, Cnidarians (which includes some types of corals and jellyfish), worms, crustaceans (including shrimp, spiny lobsters and crabs), mollusks (including cephalopods), echinoderms (including starfish, sea stars, sea urchins and sea cucumbers), sea squirts, sea turtles and sea snakes.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Coral_reef   (3604 words)

 Coral Reef Encyclopedia Article @ HandOverFist.com (Hand Over Fist)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
A coral reef is a type of biotic reef that develops in tropical waters by the growth of coralline algae, hermatypic corals, and other marine organisms.
Coral reefs are typically massive biogenic formations of calcium carbonate (limestone) that are deposited within or around the bodies of the inhabitants of the reef as skeletal material.
The process of nutrient recycling between corals, zooxanthellae, and other reef organisms provides an explanation for why coral reefs flourish in these waters: recycling ensures that fewer nutrients are needed overall to support the community.
handoverfist.com /encyclopedia/Coral_reef   (3414 words)

 Tygereye Entertainment
Reef The Lost Cauze is a Philadelphia mic-slayer on a mission.
Reef is preparing to release his own mixtape for the streets this August, in conjunction with the release of the first single, “Fair Ones” featuring Sean Price, from his upcoming Feast Or Famine LP.
Reef’s talent can easily take him back to his roots of film and acting, and he has plans to forge ahead into career management for the generation of artists after him.
www.tygereye.net /reef/index.php   (892 words)

 Cremains Scattering Alternatives with Eternal Reefs   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
An Eternal Reef is a permanent memorial that takes the cremated remains and creates new life in the form of reef habitat for fish, turtles and other forms of sea life.
Establishing new reefs is a tool that is used to take the pressure off the natural reef systems and help repair the damage that has been done by mankind.
The Memorial Reefs provide a nurturing environment for fish and other forms of sea life that are critical to the environment.
www.eternalreefs.com /cremains.htm   (974 words)

 Amazon.co.uk: Reef: Books: Romesh Gunesekera   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
"Reef" is the story of love in a spoiled paradise told by Triton, who at the age of 11 escapes from his family to work as a houseboy.
Reef, by Romesh Gunesekera is an excellent story about human relationships and the coming of age through the loss of innocence.
Reef can be read in a few days but will leave the reader thinking about it for a long time to come.
www.amazon.co.uk /exec/obidos/ASIN/1862070946   (977 words)

 Palm Beach County Reef Rescue   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Because of their richness and diversity of life, coral reef communities are often called rain forests of the sea.
The coral reefs tracts of Palm Beach County are some of the last healthy systems in Florida.
REEF RESCUE is now working with State and Federal regulatory agencies to eliminate the nutrient problem.
www.reef-rescue.org /index.html   (223 words)

The Riverside Elementary Education Foundation (REEF) is a not-for-profit foundation that provides grants to teachers in District 96 for educational programs that are not funded by the District.
REEF relies on donations and fund-raising events for support.
REEF is recognized by the IRS as a Section 501(c)(3) charitable organization, and all donations are tax-deductible.
www.geocities.com /reef96   (94 words)

 Great Barrier Reef
Another scourge of the reef is bleaching, where corals have died in large numbers.
One of the main aims of the Reef Plan is to maintain biodiversity within the larger ecosystem of the Reef as well as different habitats to help sustain the biodiversity of species and population levels.
Since 2004, rezoning different areas of the reef was introduced to try and recognise important habitats as well as identify different species of fish as key targets of protection.
www.cultureandrecreation.gov.au /articles/greatbarrierreef   (1167 words)

 Contact Us & The Reef Sandals Directory
Planet Reef 2004 reflected the ultimate surf lifestyle, traveling in search of the great waves, meeting people from different cultures, exploring new countries, and sharing unique experiences with people who share the same passion for life, art and surfing..
She is the fusion of beauty and sensuality, capturing the image of youth, health and happiness, all core element of the surf lifestyle.
France was the location where Reef team riders from surf, kiteboard, motocross, BMX and Skate presented a weekend of demos and shows.
www.reef-sandals-online.com /contact.htm   (326 words)

 Coral Reef: Formation   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Coral reefs are an exception to the lack of life in the marine tropical waters.
A barrier reef forms as the oceanic island begins to sink into Earth's crust due to the absence of volcanic island building forces, the added weight of the coral reef, and erosion at the surface of the island.
The lagoon fills in with eroded material from both the reef and the island and is a haven for marine forms that require protection from waves and storms.
www.biosbcc.net /ocean/marinesci/04benthon/crform.htm   (1444 words)

 Blane Perun's Reef Aquarium, Multi Zone Coral Reef Aquarium Info.
My past two years had been dedicated to a 40 long reef aquarium, with about 35 fish and 40 pieces of coral ranging from small colonies to propagations.
Many simple activities like placement of the coral in the reef aquarium, and my selection of fish or invertebrates that mimicked the reef community was not very accurate.
NEW YORK -- "It was a ball, it was a blast, and it's a shame it couldn't last," runs a lyric from the final number of "Dirty Rotten Scoundrels" -- and the same goes for the show itself, which closes Sunday after 666 performances.
www.reef-aquarium.org   (444 words)

 Reef Ball
Reef Balls are made of a special, marine friendly, concrete and are designed to mimic natural reef systems, they are used around the world to create habitats for fish and other marine and freshwater species.
Reef Balls are made in many sizes to best match the natural reef type which is being mimicked.
Reef Ball Foundation also encourages participation in projects by private organizations and has several sponsorship packages available for companies that want to help the environment while gaining excellent press exposure.
www.reefball.com /whatsball.htm   (699 words)

 Reef ED - GBR Explorer   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Reef Explorer is your on-line guide to the wonderful living world of the Great Barrier Reef.
It is an interactive resource for teachers and students designed to introduce the myriad of fascinating animals and plants that inhabit the reef in easily accessible text and images.
Reef Explorer is a ‘work-in-progress’ that will build over time into a comprehensive resource spanning all the major groups of plants and animals that live on and around the Great Barrier Reef.
www.reefed.edu.au /explorer   (135 words)

 Reef Ball Foundation
Our projects include artificial reefs, estuary restoration, red mangrove plantings, oyster reef creation, coral propagation, advise for biological recovery from disasters, erosion control (often beach erosion), education on preserving natural reefs and include the world's most practical and advanced reef rehabilitation systems now in use.
Artificial Reef Construction and Deployment, Coral Reef Restoration Activities, Coral Propagation and Planting, Coral Rescue and Transplanting, Red Mangrove Planting and Monitoring and Data Collection.
Above is a single reef ball placed on dead reef in Indonesia that was destroyed by dynamite fishing and is unable to recover naturally because of loose substrate.
www.reefball.org   (818 words)

 Amazon.com: The Reef: Books: Edith Wharton   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The Reef by Edith Wharton, with an introduction by Louis Auchincloss.
In his introduction to The Reef, Louis Auchincloss notes that modern readers may not appreciate a moral climate in which a woman opposes her stepson's engagement to a girl who has had an affair with the man the woman is about to marry.
The Reef is in shallower waters than The House of Mirth or The Age of Innocence, and its structure is weakened by a forced reliance on dialogue.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0684824442?v=glance   (2617 words)

 Mission Reef Check Australia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Anecdotal reports of reef degradation are common from long-time divers, but it is difficult for managers to use subjective descriptions.
Reef Check released its five-year report in August 2002, ‘The Global Coral Reef Crisis – Trends and Solutions’ at the World Summit on Sustainable Development in Johannesburg, South Africa.
Reef Check has received numerous international environmental awards for its work including the Global Environmental Prize from CMAS, the World Underwater Federation in January 2000, the Chevron Award in August 2001 and the NOAA Environmental Award in December 2001.
www.reef.eyesfull.com /about/mission.html   (582 words)

 Ningaloo Reef Tourism
It is a virtually untouched barrier reef of 260km length protecting a shallow, brilliant white sandy lagoon of clear tropical waters.
Ningaloo Reef is Australia’s largest fringing coral reef, and runs 260km along the length of the North West Cape.
For those who want to explore the reef but do not want to get wet, a semi-submersible cruise is available with an introduction to the amazing underwater world of coral gardens and vividly-coloured tropical fish.
www.discoverwest.com.au /western_australia/ningaloo_reef.html   (613 words)

 Reef Sandals | Reef Shorts | Reef | Moosejaw Mountaineering   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Reef sandals have always blended the cool and casual attitude of the beach with a commitment to nurturing the lifestyle that follows.
Reef is further defined by the elite class of athletes that represent Reef around the world, as well as their loyal base of Reef aficionados who identify with Reef's unique blend of surf, sensuality and irreverent sensibility.
Reef's twenty year heritage traces back to two brothers from Argentina, who acted on a simple idea to create a high quality, active lifestyle sandal.
images.moosejaw.com /f/726/16199/4h/www.moosejaw.com/moosejaw/dept.asp?dept_id=173   (225 words)

 All About REEF
The Reef Environmental Education Foundation is a grass-roots, non-profit organization of recreational divers who regularly conduct fish biodiversity and abundance surveys during their dives.
REEF was founded in 1990, out of growing concern about the health of the marine environment, and the desire to provide the SCUBA diving community a way to contribute to the understanding and protection of marine populations.
REEF members include divers and non-divers alike, all with an interest in the marine environment.
www.reef.org /about/index.htm   (401 words)

 Palm Beach County Reef Research Team Home   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The Palm Beach County Reef Research Team is a group of volunteer sport divers operating under the auspices of the Florida Oceanographic Society, a non-profit conservation organization.
The Team was formed in 1991 to monitor the artificial reefs on a regular basis, using funding supplied from the State of Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.
Weekend reef monitoring dives are scheduled off dive boats operating out of one of the four inlets in Palm Beach County.
www.pbcrrt.org   (502 words)

 Surf school Newquay Schools Cornwall
We run 7 days of the week, 12 months of the year, and whether you are a complete beginner or an experienced surfer wishing to improve Reef Surf School has a lot to offer you.
Here at Reef Surf School we have a real hands-on approach to teaching that is both fun and very rewarding for student and instructor.
This is confirmed by the many students that return to Reef time and again and are now known as 'The Reef Posse'.
www.reefsurfschool.com   (129 words)

 Whitetip Reef Shark, Triaenodon obesus
Whitetip Reef Sharks at a depth of 14m, North Horn, Osprey Reef, Coral Sea, December 2000.
A Whitetip Reef Shark at a depth of 11m, south-east Horn, Osprey Reef, Coral Sea, November 1998.
It is found in tropical marine waters often associated with coral reefs or lying on the bottom in caves and under ledges.
www.amonline.net.au /fishes/fishfacts/fish/tobesus.htm   (282 words)

 CRC Reef Research Centre
There are a total of 54 species of true sea snakes, 32 of which are found in Australian waters, and 14 of which are found within the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park.
It is likely that the trawl fishing industry in the Great Barrier Reef is having a similar effect on sea snake populations.
The Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority (GBRMPA) is currently developing a management plan, the Representative Areas Program, that will hopefully protect sea snake species in the GBR, however this will need to be continuously evaluated as more information regarding sea snakes becomes available.
www.reef.crc.org.au /discover/plantsanimals/seasnakes   (738 words)

 Section B - Reef-building corals (Scleractinia)
By building the framework upon which reefs depend, they create homes for thousands upon thousands of creatures, and change the very nature of the ocean they live in.
Coral reefs in the area became overgrown by seaweed because sea urchins numbers were too low to keep the growth of the seaweed in check.
This example shows that the ecology of a reef is complex, and changes in the numbers of any one member of community may have extensive and unpredictable effects on the entire community.
www.reef.edu.au /asp_pages/secb.asp?FormNo=19   (1280 words)

 Reef Zone Tour   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Let's descend the outer reef of a Micronesian atoll to see how the communities are distributed.
Reef zones are determined by currents, wave surge, exposure to sunlight and water depth.
The numbers on the cross section of the reef represent the zones.
www.cyberlearn.com /zones.htm   (151 words)

 Granta: Reef
Reef is a love story set in a spoiled paradise.
It is told by Triton, who at the age of eleven goes to work as a houseboy to Mister Salgado, a marine biologist obsessed by swamps, sea movements and the island's disappearing reef.
Triton learns to polish silver; to mix a love cake with ten eggs, creamed butter and fresh cashew nuts; and to steam the exotic parrot fish for his master's lover.
www.granta.com /shop/product?product_id=161   (228 words)

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