September 2004
Weekly Reader News - Senior;9/17/2004, Vol. 83 Issue 2, p4
Provides information on the study being performed by scientists on World War II shipwrecks to determine whether they function as deep-water artificial coral reefs. Examples of World War II shipwrecks; Formation of a natural coral reef; Description of artificial coral reefs; Value of the research project.


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