Atoll
An atoll (/ˈætɒl/ or /əˈtɒl/), sometimes called a coral atoll, is a ring-shaped coral reef including a coral rim that encircles a lagoon partially or completely. There may be coral islands/cays on the...
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Our Blue Planet: Printing 3D coral reefs
The world's largest 3D printed reef has just been installed in the Maldives. #OurBluePlanet w/ OceanX + Reef Design Lab
Must watch - A Banned Island in India - North Sentinel Island - Sentilese
Documentary - North Sentinel Island North Sentinel Island is one of the Andaman Islands in the Bay of Bengal. It lies to the west of the southern part of Sou...
Massive coral reef found at mouth of Amazon River
Scientists have discovered 600 miles of coral reef where the Amazon River flows into the Atlantic Ocean.
Coral Gardening in Fiji
Dedicated coral gardeners are doing their part to restore the declining reefs in Fiji. Watch as these men and women propagate corals and then re-seed the wild reefs in an effort to restore them to the...
NOAA Declares Third Ever Global Coral Bleaching Event
As record ocean temperatures cause widespread coral bleaching across Hawaii, NOAA scientists confirm the same stressful conditions are expanding to the Caribbean and may last into the new year, prompt...
The People Who Live On This Island Will Kill Anyone Who Tries To Come Ashore
North Sentinel Island, located in the Bay of Bengal, between Myanmar and Indonesia, is home to an isolated tribe that has never been colonized or even made contact with. These people are one of the la...
Fertile Corals Discovered In Deeper Waters Off U.S. Virgin Islands
Researchers discovered a threatened coral species that lives in deeper waters off the U.S. Virgin Islands is more fertile than its shallow-water counterparts. The new study showed that mountainous sta...
Corals face 'slow starvation' from ingesting plastics pollution, experts find
Corals such as those found on the Great Barrier Reef consume ‘microplastics’ in the sea at the same rate as their normal food but cannot expel the fragments Corals such as those found on the Great Bar...
Atoll
Ari Atoll is one of natural atolls of the Maldives. It is one of the biggest atolls and is located in the west of the archipelago. The almost rectangular ali...
Lagoon
Tommy is in Iceland visiting Blue Lagoon, an artificial swimming pool which has a heeling effect on your skin. Tommy also takes a look at the famous geysers ...
Coral reef
Coral reefs are major structures, which are not attributable to human beings on our planet. The largest is the Great Coral Reef, in Australia, over 2200 kil...
Coral reef
Coral reefs are diverse underwater ecosystems held together by calcium carbonate structures secreted by corals. Coral reefs are built by colonies of tiny animals found in marine waters that contain fe...
Lagoon
A lagoon is a shallow body of water separated from a larger body of water by barrier islands or reefs. Lagoons are commonly divided into coastal lagoons and atoll lagoons. They have also been identif...
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Atolls of the Maldives
The Maldives are formed by a number of natural atolls plus atolls in the form of a few islands and isolated reefs today which form a pattern stretching from 7 degrees 10' North to 0 degrees 45' South....
Atolls of the Maldives - Wikipedia
Funaadu
73°25′51″E / 0.3076°S 73.4308°E / -0.3076; 73.4308Funaadu is an administrative division of Fuvahmulah, Maldives. This is the southernmost and one of the largest wards in Fuvah...
Alibey Lagoon
Alibey Lagoon (Ukrainian: Алібей, Romanian: Limanul Alibei, Turkish: Alibey Gölü) is a salty lagoon (liman) on the Black Sea coast of Tatarbunary Raion of Odessa Oblast, Ukraine. The lagoo...
Alibey Lagoon - Wikipedia
Aranuka
Aranuka is an atoll of Kiribati, located just north of the equator, in the Gilbert Islands. It has an area of 11.6 square kilometers and a population of 1,057 in 2010. By local tradition, Aranuka is...
Aranuka - Wikipedia
Rongelap Atoll
Rongelap Atoll /ˈrɒŋɡəlæp/ RONG-gə-lap (Marshallese: Ron̄ļap, [rʷɔŋʷ(ɔ͡ʌ)ɫɑ͡æpʲ]) or Namorik Atoll is a coral atoll of 61 islands in the Pacific Ocean, and forms a legislative district of the Ralik Ch...
Rongelap Atoll - Wikipedia
Dhaalu Atoll
Southern Nilandhe Atoll, Nilande Atoll South or Dhaalu' Atoll is one of the atolls of the Maldives. It corresponds to the natural atoll of the same name.
It stretches 23km (14 mi) from east ...
Dhaalu Atoll - Wikipedia
Pseudo-atoll
A pseudo-atoll, like an atoll, is an island that encircles a lagoon, either partially or completely. A pseudo-atoll differs from an atoll as established by several authorities, such as how it is forme...
Roncador Cay
Roncador Cay is a small island of the Roncador Bank, located in the west Caribbean Sea, off the coast of Central America, 150 km east-northeast of Providencia Island.The USS Kearsarge ran aground on a...
Maria Est
Maria Atoll is an uninhabited small atoll of the Tuamotu group in French Polynesia. It is located in the far southeast of the archipelago, about 72 km southwest from Marutea Sud. Maria's closest neigh...
Maria Est - Wikipedia