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Jurassic Reef Ecosystems

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Corals and sponges from Jurassic reefs have attracted both amateur and professional paleontologists for a long time. In particular, the often beautifully preserved corals, which may look just like a coral skeleton from an extant coral, nourished the idea that Jurassic reefs were quite similar to modern representatives. Also, Jurassic reefs often are considered to have been very prolific, having outcompeted even the modern Great Barrier Reef by forming a reef belt at least 7000-km long.

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Coral Reef Reef Growth Siliceous Sponge Reef Type Microbial Crust 
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