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An atoll sometimes called a coral atoll, is a ring-shaped coral reef including a coral rim that ... his The Structure and Distribution of Coral Reefs, the definition of atolls as "circular grou...

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Define Coral atoll. Coral atoll synonyms, Coral atoll pronunciation, Coral atoll translation, English dictionary definition of Coral atoll. atoll An atoll is created as a  ...

atoll - National Geographic Society


Aug 28, 2012 ... Encyclopedic entry. An atoll is a ring-shaped coral reef, island, or series of islets. The atoll surrounds a body of water called a lagoon.

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Atoll definition, a ring-shaped coral reef or a string of closely spaced small coral islands, enclosing or nearly enclosing a shallow lagoon. See more.

How Coral Atolls Form | Coral Reefs - Live Science


May 13, 2013 ... Sea-level rise is more important than sinking islands in shaping coral atolls, a study finds, meaning Darwin was wrong about how atolls form.

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atoll. An atoll is an island formed by a ring-shaped coral reef encircling a lagoon. The word comes from the language of the Maldives, an island chain in the ...

Fringing Reefs | Barrier Reefs | Atolls | Patch Reefs | Coral Reef ...


Scientists generally divide coral reefs into four classes: fringing reefs, barrier reefs, atolls, and patch reefs. Fringing reefs grow near the coastline around islands ...

10 Most Captivating Atolls in the World – Touropia Travel Experts


Nov 10, 2016 ... It's capital Funafuti is a small coral atoll; the width is only about 20 meters .... of kilometers away from any major landmass, meaning that water ...

Atoll | Definition of Atoll by Merriam-Webster


Define atoll: an island that is made of coral and shaped like a ring.