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An atoll forms when an underwater volcano spills lava onto the seafloor.
An atoll is a ring-shaped coral reef, island or chain of islands around a body of water called a lagoon.
The Bikinians expected to return to their atoll in a few months.Experimenting with hydrogen bombs, the U.S. blew lives apart|Gregg Herken|November 5, 2021|Washington Post
For those who prefer to experience the atoll’s natural wonders from the surface, Turneffe Flats offers the Adventure Atoll program, which combines snorkeling, kayak and land tours to gain a better understanding of the region’s ecosystems.With covid protocols, a Caribbean fly-fishing haven is back in business|Chris Santella|April 2, 2021|Washington Post
Green sea turtles have used the atoll as an incubator for hundreds or thousands of generations, or perhaps longer.How Sea Turtles Find Their Way - Issue 94: Evolving|Jason G. Goldman|December 16, 2020|Nautilus
Plus, Kate and William could hardly have picked a worse time for their luxury vacation to a resort in Noonu atoll.William and Kate Leave Baby George Behind As They Jet Off On Maldive Holiday|Tom Sykes|March 7, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Local paper HaveeryOnline reports that the royal couple are known to be spending their vacation at a resort in Noonu atoll.
First, you would have to decide that the atoll was a viable option.
Above him, a still from the footage of the H-Bomb test at Bikini Atoll.
Atoll, the Polynesian name for coral islands of the ringed type enclosing a lagoon in the centre.
In 1891 a Committee of the British Association was formed for the investigation of an atoll by means of boring.More Letters of Charles Darwin Volume II|Charles Darwin
Bikini Atoll, scientists believed, needed only clearing and cultivation to make it once again suitable for human habitation.
They took samples of fish in the open ocean outside the atoll and made comparative collections at other atolls.
But, in the case of the Atoll, the coral ring was present and so was the internal lagoon, but there was no rocky island.The Meaning of Evolution|Samuel Christian Schmucker
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A coral island that surrounds a lagoon. (See coral reef.)