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The discovery off Looe Key, south of Big Pine in part of the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary, puts in jeopardy the southern end of the world's third-largest barrier reef — a scuba-diving destination renowned for its biological diversity.
Seawater cold enough to cool the entire Brando complex comes from the ocean beyond the barrier reef.
With changes in ocean temperature and acidity, corals in the island’s barrier reef have suffered bleaching.
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BARRIER REEF Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of barrier reef for English Language Learners
: a long coral reef that is near a shore
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