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31). Darwin recognized that this sequence of development was not inevitable. Subsidence could be too rapid for reef growth to maintain the reef at sea level, and the reef would thus be drowned. Reefs might also be formed, as Lyell supposed, on the rims of submarine craters, or on 2. Fringing Reefs, Barrier Reefs, and Atolls 25 other submarine banks at suitable depths (Darwin's letters to C. Semper, 2 October 1879, and A. Agassiz, 5 May 1881), in which case atolls could be formed without going through an earlier barrier-reef stage (1842, p.
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Conclusion IX. Addendum References 21 23 23 25 27 30 31 31 33 33 36 37 37 38 39 39 43 44 45 47 49 50 50 51 52 53 53 I. Introduction Since the first scientific exploration of Pacific Ocean atolls in the eighteenth century, reef workers have theorized on the origins, founda21 22 J. A. STEERS AND D. R. STODDART tions and history of these and other reef formations. In the absence of data on reef foundations and bathymetry, much early speculation was hypothetical and deductive. Theories were proposed by both geologists and biologists, and each group from time to time denied the other's competence to understand the true nature of the problem.
Biology and Geology of Coral Reefs. Geology 2 by O.A. Jones (Eds.)