IT is generally assumed that coral reefs are still growing, and when the outer slope is fairly well covered with living corals there seems to be no doubt about the matter. Yet in Tahiti and the adjacent island of Moorea there is no doubt that even with a fair abundance of living coral, the reefs are slowly going back.
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CROSSLAND, C. Recession of the Tahitian Coral Reefs. Nature 119, 597 (1927). https://doi.org/10.1038/119597a0
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