The authors are grateful to Dan Schar, Pete Newkirk, Nicole Jones, Cameron McDonald, Sarah Giddings, and Kristen Davis for assisting with the field experiments, and the constructive comments from two anonymous reviewers and Jerry Smith that helped to greatly improve the original manuscript. SGM thanks Jim Hench for discussions into reef dynamics. We especially thank Jerome Aucan, Mark Merrifield, and the Coastal Data Information Program for providing the offshore wave buoy data. This work was supported by the National Science Foundation through Grants OCE-0452800, OCE-0453117, OCE-0622967, and OISE- 0601787, and the Singapore Stanford Partnership. RJL acknowledges support from an Australian Research Council Discovery Project grant DP0770094.
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