CoRIS Glossary of Terms


The CoRIS Glossary describes nearly 3,000 technical terms (some with illustrations) relating to coral reef ecosystem science. In particular, the glossary describes terms used by NOAA Coral Reef Information System (CoRIS) literature and datasets. Other habitats closely associated with coral reef systems (such as sea grass meadows and mangrove forests) are described in the glossary. Terms are alphabetically listed in a series of web pages, also available as PDF document.

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