Roatan's Coral Reef Types


Fringing Reefs, Barrier Reefs, & Atolls
Reef types are differentiated in large-scale along the reef’s morphology. This is to say the size and the same of the reef itself in relation to any nearby land. Reef types and reef formations can be easily categorized along these lines. Identifying major reef types is not an absolute science as many reef formations are intermediate versions of the three major reef formations we’ll discuss in this article. Keep that in mind as we walk you through the three main reef formations. That said, reef types do overlap with one another. Not only is that a common thing, but it is also usually the case.

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What a blessing that we have a Barrier Reef in Roatan and in around the Bay Islands. Never knew the different categories before this. Thank you for shaings.