A heavy sea was still running over the barrier reef which enclosed a small lagoon.
Day by day we scanned the heaving sea, far out beyond the barrier reef, until I began to feel like Crusoe upon his lonely isle.
The big front doors stood open to the sea, where a mile away the breakers tossed and tumbled on the barrier reef.
The light came, touching with silver the great, tumbling seas outside the barrier reef, but the seas were empty.
Ross balanced in the middle of the skiff as it bobbed along the swell of waves inside a barrier reef.
Having a full set of admiralty sheet-charts of the coast and barrier reef, I felt easy in mind.
On again sailing north in the Porpoise, he was wrecked on the barrier reef.
The Australian bee-eater, a bird of attractive plumage, is found all over the northern islets of the barrier reef.
This was outside the barrier reef of the little island of Ailuk, in the Marshall Group.
In this case the bank is called a barrier reef, and sometimes it is of enormous size.
barrier reef |
A long, narrow ridge of coral that runs parallel to the mainland and is separated from it by a deep lagoon. Compare atoll, fringing reef.