how are Reefs created?greenspun.com : 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 (firstname.lastname@example.org), 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 (email@example.com), April 03, 2001.