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Quaternary reef complexes are primarily Darwinian oceanic or shelf reefs, on slowly subsiding foundations. “Glacial control” of reef morphology has been important, but not in the sense that R. A. Daly visualized. Corals dated by the Uranium-series method prove that many, perhaps most, reefs were not truncated at the low sea levels of the last glacial age. Dates from such scattered and classic reef localities as Western Australia, the Tuamotu Archipelago, Eniwetok Atoll, the Florida Keys, the Bahamas, and Barbados demonstrate that reef limestones and eolianites were emerged for 100,000 years or more, several hundred feet above the glacially...

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