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2122 days ago
More beautiful Pacific atolls
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Wow ... I ♥ it ... beautiful ♥
Wow !!! :) Great Photos Nicole ... Thanks for Sharing :)
...Eventually you have an atoll, which lasts as long as coral growth keeps up with ocean subsidence.
@Karjens40 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
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.
thanks for the explanation Karjens40! :-)
@Karjens40 Atolls are islands made up of a circular ring of coral and sand with a lagoon in the center.
Karjens40: google it!
Ok, color me stupid but what are these atolls? They're totally fascinating.
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