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Term Patch reefs
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Submerged coral formations with platforms which are isolated or separated from the coast. They may develop behind or in front of a barrier reef, and are found in shallow waters within the continental shelf. In the Dominican Republic, such reefs are located in Las Terrenas, in the Samaná province.

 

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PhotoCaribbean Patch reefs
Topic  BiodiversityProtected areasResources coastal / marine