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barrier reef area
(English) Portion of coast consisting of offshore reef structure; i.e., reef area separated from shore area or lagoon fringing reef area by a lagoon area. (See also: lagoon area, fringing reef area)
secteur de récif barrière
(French) Portion de la côte qui consiste en une structure récifale littorale; c.-à-d., la région du récif séparée du rivage ou la région d’un récif frangeant séparée par une lagune. (See also: lagoon area, fringing reef area)
área da barreira de coral
(Portuguese) Porção de costa formada por uma estrutura recifal em alto mar. (See also: lagoon area, fringing reef area)

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