Currents and Coral Reefs

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MAY I be allowed space to call attention to a remarkable fact relating to the growth of coral reefs, which has apparently (as far as I can ascertain) had no explanation, and which might assist materially in the elucidation of some problems relating to ocean currents about which—although the broad facts are known—a great deal of doubt exists? It might also give us some idea of the flow of submarine currents, the direction of which it is very difficult to determine.

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WILSON-BARKER, D. Currents and Coral Reefs. Nature 39, 389–390 (1889) doi:10.1038/039389b0

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