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Origin of reef1
Words nearby reef
Definition for reef (2 of 2)
verb (used with object)
Origin of reef2
OTHER WORDS FROM reefun·reefed, adjective
Example sentences from the Web for reef
Divers exploring an underwater portion of the lake’s K’akaya reef found a ritual offering deposited by the Inca, say archaeologists Christophe Delaere of the University of Oxford and José Capriles of Penn State.A submerged Inca offering hints at Lake Titicaca’s sacred role|Bruce Bower|August 3, 2020|Science News
They’re also planting tiny bits of coral in new places, trying to help new reefs get a good start.
A bleached reef can spell trouble for the many species that call it home.
Coral reefs provide spots of brilliant color under the waves.
Scientists are working to figure out how to help bleached corals and plant new coral reefs.
I was out, maybe in the Great Barrier Reef catching black marlin.The Story Behind Lee Marvin’s Liberty Valance Smile|Robert Ward|January 3, 2015|DAILY BEAST
And this in turn affects the fish, whales, dolphins, turtles, dugongs and seabirds that live within the Reef.
The Reef has lost more than half its coral cover since 1985, with two-thirds of the loss occurring after 1998.
The 7,000-ton freighter is still stocked with sake bottles and four fighter planes, and it is encircled by gray reef.
It also takes place near a minefield of rocks, is a hangout spot for sharks, and breaks on a reef.Now That Everest Is Closed, Check Out These Other Extreme Adventures|Nina Strochlic|May 8, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The few birds that frequented the reef were very shy, and flew away at our approach: they were principally pelicans and terns.
REEF k, in latitude 14 degrees 47 minutes, has a dry sand upon it: its sub-marine extent was not ascertained.
All the islands are low and wooded, and surrounded by a coral reef of small extent.
The Mermaid was nearly lost in attempting to cross the latter reef.
A considerable reef projects off the east end for more than a mile.