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en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Atoll

An atoll sometimes called a coral atoll, is a ring-shaped coral reef including a ...

oceanservice.noaa.gov/education/kits/corals/media/supp_coral04a.html

This animation shows the dynamic process of how a coral atoll forms. Corals ( represented in tan and purple) begin to settle and grow around an oceanic island  ...

oceanservice.noaa.gov/education/kits/corals/coral04_reefs.html

NOAA Ocean Service Oceans Education: How Do Coral Reefs Form? ... Diagram of coral atoll formation. Corals usually develop into one of three characteristic ...

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Mar 25, 2015 ... Atolls begin as an underwater volcanoes called seamounts. ... island sinks, eventually creating an island ring made of coral around ... I grew up in Australia, but my home Island is in Maldives and apparently it was also formed ...

www.livescience.com/31975-how-coral-atolls-form.html

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.

www.nationalgeographic.org/encyclopedia/atoll

Aug 28, 2012 ... In the final stage of an atoll's formation, ocean waves break apart pieces of the limestone reef. They pound, break, and erode the coral into tiny ...

kids.britannica.com/students/assembly/view/180109

An atoll is a ring of land surrounding a pool of water called a lagoon. This kind of island forms from a volcanic island circled by a coral reef.

www.earthlearningidea.com/PDF/63_Darwin_atoll.pdf

Try thinking like Darwin did to solve the coral atoll mystery ... work out how they formed. The first idea – the ... volcanic rocks at the base of the coral reef atolls.

www.reference.com/pets-animals/atoll-formed-4736f05efce291ce

Atolls, which are circular islands or archipelagos located around a central ... of a volcanic island is worn away, leaving behind only the coral reef that formed at...

www.blc.arizona.edu/courses/schaffer/182/DarwinReef.htm

Sometimes they completely surround an island, forming what is known as a barrier reef. In other cases, there is no island at all, just a strip of coral ringing a body ...