[Coral-List] Uplifted coral reefs

Gene Shinn eshinn at usgs.gov
Fri May 6 16:55:03 EDT 2005

There has been much discussion on the coral-list about tsunami 
effects on coral reefs in Indonesia but how many know of the 
extensive reef areas around Sumatra that were uplifted (100 percent 
as much as 2.5 meters by the more recent earthquake?  To see a 
portion of the uplifted reefs, recently surveyed by USGS geologists, 
see the satellite images at, 


No Rocks, No Water, No Ecosystem (EAS)
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