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reef a sail in

to reduce the area of a ship's sail, by folding the sail. The first mate ordered the sailors to reef the sails in. They had to reef in the sails.
See also: reef, sail


1. n. a refrigerator. A new reefer costs nearly $1,000!
2. and reef n. cannabis; a marijuana cigarette. (Drugs. Akin to greefo.) He had a fat reef in his hand when he was busted.


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Regional Queenslanders have excellent ideas for how to benefit the Reef," she said.
The reef balls, used around the world, are made of a special, marine-friendly concrete and used to create habitats for fish as well as other marine and freshwater species.
It was officially presented on December, 7, 2017 in Nairobi, during the 32nd General Assembly of the International Coral Reef Initiative.
Hard to believe, considering how the reef is just 432 meters away from an active mine pit.
The reef adds 64,000 jobs to Australia's economy, and 65 percent of people surveyed said the reef is Australia's most "iconic" site.
The project was called Managing Coral Reef Fisheries for Biodiversity, Ecosystem and Economic Benefit or the Darwin Reef Fish Project.
The team also found that simple fishing restrictions that are more likely to be accepted by communities who depend on the reefs - such as a ban on specific fishing gears, restrictions on the types of fish that can be caught, and a limit on the number of people allowed to fish a reef - could have a positive impact on recovery potential and support important reef processes.
The reefs provided us with a unique opportunity to isolate the impact of overfishing of sharks on reef resilience, and assess that impact in the broader context of climate change pressures threatening coral reefs,' said Jonathan Ruppert of the University of Toronto.
The effect of artificial reefs on reef fish populations has been considered for decades.
It is possible to replace coral reef, but it is an expensive process.
We were shocked to find that 2,500 years of reef growth were missing from the frameworks," Toth said.
The Great Barrier Reef is the world's largest coral reef, with more than 3,000 individual reef systems and an abundance of marine life.
At Reef Worlds we're in the business of creating lasting vacation memories," said Richard Everson, Director of Reef Worlds.
Reefs at Risk Revisited," the most detailed assessment of threats to coral reefs ever undertaken, is being released by the World Resources Institute, along with the Nature Conservancy, the WorldFish Center, the International Coral Reef Action Network, Global Coral Reef Monitoring Network, and the UNEP-World Conservation Monitoring Center, along with a network of more than 25 organizations.