"Legal" definition of a coral reef?

Doug Fenner d.fenner at aims.gov.au
Mon Jan 15 11:43:01 EST 2001

   Your points are well taken.  But would you not want to exclude the deep
water coral formations of azooxanthellate corals, as much as 1000 meters
down?  They have some significant differences from coral reefs within the
photic zone.  -Doug
Douglas Fenner, Ph.D.
Coral Biodiversity/Taxonomist
Australian Institute of Marine Science
PMB No 3
Townsville MC
Queensland 4810
phone 07 4753 4334
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