Reef

Coghlan, Alexandra (2008) Reef. In: Lück, Michael, (ed.) The Encyclopedia of Tourism and Recreation in Marine Environments. CAB International, Oxfordshire, UK, pp. 392-393.

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[Extract] Often associated with the word 'coral', a reef is in fact any rock, sandbar or other feature lying beneath the surface of the water that is shallow enough to be a hazard to shipping. These reefs can be formed either through biological processes - for example, coral growth - or physical processes such as the deposition of sand, wave erosion planing down rock outcrops or other natural processes. In general, the reefs that are most relevant and important within a tourism context are coral reefs.

Item ID: 28004
Item Type: Book Chapter (Reference)
ISBN: 978-1-84593-350-0
Keywords: reef, tourism, coral, water, islands
Date Deposited: 30 Jul 2013 04:04
FoR Codes: 15 COMMERCE, MANAGEMENT, TOURISM AND SERVICES > 1506 Tourism > 150606 Tourist Behaviour and Visitor Experience @ 100%
SEO Codes: 90 COMMERCIAL SERVICES AND TOURISM > 9003 Tourism > 900303 Tourism Infrastructure Development @ 100%
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