Nicole Stott

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The Artistic Astronaut Artist~Astronaut~Aquanaut~SciArt

More beautiful Pacific atolls

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2122 days ago

More beautiful Pacific atolls

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MoBea 2111 days ago

Breath...taking...=)

Dentoman 2116 days ago

Wow ... I ♥ it ... beautiful ♥

NEVIE_JOHN 2117 days ago

Wow !!! :) Great Photos Nicole ... Thanks for Sharing :)

pamkstewart 2121 days ago

...Eventually you have an atoll, which lasts as long as coral growth keeps up with ocean subsidence.

pamkstewart 2121 days ago

There used to be something in the middle (like a volcano) which becomes ringed with coral, but as the ocean bottom subsides and/or the ocean erodes the volcano, the coral keeps building toward the sun it needs to survive. Eventually you have an

PC0101 2121 days ago

Tuaomotu Archipelago of French Polynesia. This view is upside down. Atolls (as shown, clockwise): Niau, Kaukura (longitudinal), Arutua, bottom center: Apataki at -15.423499,-146.329651; Toau.

iluvmiranda14 2122 days ago

thanks for the explanation Karjens40! :-)

JPMajor 2122 days ago

Atolls are islands made up of a circular ring of coral and sand with a lagoon in the center.

Karjens40 2122 days ago

Ok, color me stupid but what are these atolls? They're totally fascinating.