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And you can wake up and snorkel around colourful coral reefs two minutes from your bed. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The ocean temperature was above normal in most areas, prompting mass bleaching of many coral reefs. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Still, no amount of selfie sticks could spoil my enjoyment of jumping off the back of a boat into coral reefs for a quick snorkel before lunch. Times, Sunday Times (2016)But the reef is not just about coral and fish. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Tourists have also been blamed for damaging its coral reefs and marine fauna. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Off the main beach is a reef patrolled by a staggering array of fish. Times, Sunday Times (2012)It has an unspoilt house reef, with diving and snorkelling boat trips available and surfing too. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The Trust said artificial reefs could be built to hide fish from predators. The Sun (2012)Gibraltar constructed an artificial reef last week to deter Spanish fishing. Times, Sunday Times (2013)It told me to expect white sandy beaches, amazing reefs and inland rainforests. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The gasps told it all - turquoise sea and coral reefs as far as the eye could see. The Sun (2010)THE coast around the resort has an unrivalled combination of reefs and sea life. The Sun (2011)There are many uninhabited islands to explore nearby, plus one of the best house reefs in the country. Times, Sunday Times (2007)The island is probably more suited to those who have dived before as it doesn't have its own house reef. The Sun (2009)Ten tourists and five crew members remain missing after their boat hit a coral reef during stormy seas on Friday night. Times, Sunday Times (2014)By the end of the race you can do certain things like putting in or taking out a reef in the sail almost without waking up. Times, Sunday Times (2008)The Maldives is slowly being submerged and with this technology we could make new islands and combine them with artificial coral reefs. Times, Sunday Times (2010)I had been diving on coral reefs in fearsome currents, uninsured. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Other highlights include diving the Caribbean's largest barrier reef and hiking in the rainforest. Times, Sunday Times (2014)The world's longest chalk reef has been discovered by divers off the coast of Norfolk. Times, Sunday Times (2010)And then you're under, sinking towards the sand and reef. Times, Sunday Times (2006)It offers pristine beaches, unspoilt forests and the second-largest barrier reef in the world. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Otherwise, a team of marine biologists are diving off the Caribbean reef to study coral bleaching. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The islands, known for their beautiful beaches and unspoilt coral reefs, also harbour a reputation as a tax haven. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Q We are looking for a hotel with a house reef this winter, where we can snorkel straight from the shore and surf. Times, Sunday Times (2016)

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Translations for 'reef'

British English: reef NOUN
A reef is a long line of rocks or sand, the top of which is just above or just below the surface of the sea.
An unspoilt coral reef encloses the bay.


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