Markus Bertling bertlin at
Fri Jan 25 10:00:32 EST 2002

Dear coral-listers,
o.k., after the last message from Nicole, it probably has become obvious
that there are various "reefs" to various people. Her definition
> A reef is a hard bottom near enough to the surface to damage a boat.
is the nautical one, and there is a "reef" for (at least South African)
miners (= any ore deposit occuring in layers). Both should be off the
topic for the target group of this list, i.e. biologists, ecologists and
palaeontologists. The definition of Mike Risk and me tries to include what
these people (might) have in mind when speaking/reading of a reef...
Have a nice weekend,
                      Markus Bertling, Ph.D.
                 Museum Curator and Collection Manager
            Geologisch-Palaeontologisches Institut und Museum
                          Pferdegasse 3
                        D- 48143 Muenster
e-mail: bertlin at         fax: ..49 - 251 - 83 248 91
                                      phone: ..49 - 251 - 83 239 42

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