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Biogenic Reef

Only a few invertebrate species are able to develop biogenic reefs, which are therefore restricted in distribution and extent.

Biogenic Reef is described in multiple online sources, as addition to our editors' articles, see section below for printable documents, Biogenic Reef books and related discussion.

Suggested Pdf Resources

BIOGENIC REEFS An overview of dynamic and sensitivity
Biogenic Reefs and the Marine Aggregate Industry
Biogenic reefs are hard, compact structures created by the activity of living organisms.
Strangford Lough Modiolus Biogenic reef restoration research project
biogenic reef restoration plan (MRP) (Anon 2005).
Sensitivity of biogenic reef forming organisms and commercially
Sensitivity of biogenic reef forming organisms and commercially important benthic invertebrates in an era of marine renewable development p p.

Suggested News Resources

A snapshot of the Severn
These comprise some of the UK's most important habitat types, including rare biogenic reef systems, seagrass beds, mudflats and salt marshes, which in turn support plentiful wildlife.
Severn Estuary climate change mudflats 'squeeze' report
The report found Severn was different from other estuaries in the south west UK in that it had an extensive "biogenic" reef system created by so-called honeycomb worms which use sand to create hive-like tubes.

Suggested Web Resources

Definition of biogenic reefs
BIOGENIC REEFS An overview of dynamic and sensitivity
biogenic reef: Definition from
biogenic reef ( ¦bīō¦jenik ′rēf ) ( geology ) A mass consisting of the hard parts of organisms, or of a biogenically constructed frame.
Britain's Secret Seas - BBC video - Diving a biogenic reef
BBC2's Britain's Secret Seas is a stunning new series (due to be broadcast from 8th May at 8pm) that uncovers stunning UK scuba diving.
Biogenic reefs - cold water corals - JNCC
Cold water corals present in UK waters - their nature and a detailed look at the Darwin Mounds, north-west of Scotland.

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