how are Reefs created? : LUSENET : Introductory Geology, Oswego State : One Thread

In the notes it states: Reefs -- buildup of limestone from coral skeletons. Can anyone be more specific? Also, what is the time period for creation of reef?

-- Philip R Reitz (, March 30, 2001


Most reefs of today are constructed from the build-up of Millions and millions of Carbonate skelatons. They are built of coral which helps them to resist the flow of the tides in the ocean. See page 161 in the text.


-- Dan Lake (, April 03, 2001.

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