[Coral-List] Artificial reefs

Eugene Shinn eugeneshinn at mail.usf.edu
Wed Oct 30 11:07:47 EDT 2013

Doug, I think you have nailed it. Excellent! However we will probably be 
worrying about this long after we are gone. Geologists still argue about 
geologic reefs and the difference between them and a biostrome. When a 
biostrome (a layer made up of some kind of skeletal remains) thickens 
the thick part at some point may be called a reef or a bioherm. 
Personally I am waiting for the day I drill down through a reef and 
encounter a coral encrusted flying saucer. Gene


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