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see coral reefscoral reefs,
limestone formations produced by living organisms, found in shallow, tropical marine waters. In most reefs, the predominant organisms are stony corals, colonial cnidarians that secrete an exoskeleton of calcium carbonate (limestone).
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A ring-shaped coral reef that surrounds a lagoon without projecting land area and that is surrounded by open sea.


a circular coral reef or string of coral islands surrounding a lagoon


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Development of Atoll will be executed and operated by Pharaonic Petroleum Co.
Dudley added that the full field development of Atoll is expected to consist of two phases.
The republic, comprising 33 coral atolls, lies in the Central Pacific, and has a population of more than 100,000 - half of whom live on Tarawa atoll where the capital, South Tarawa, is situated.
The two atolls remain uninhabited except for a few workers who take turns staying there temporarily for research and equipment maintenance.
Brookhaven's medical surveys on Rongelap followed a similar format to that established outside Hiroshima, comparing those exposed to fallout on Rongelap on 1 March 1954 with other unexposed Rongelap people who were returned to their home atoll in 1957.
The winners in the resort categories included many of the partner resorts of Atoll Paradise, with LUX* Maldives being named Indian Ocean's Leading Beach Resort, Ocean Haven at W Retreat Maldives won for Indian Ocean's Leading Hotel Suite, Fregate Island Private in the Seychelles was awarded Indian Ocean's Leading Private Island Resort, and Hilton Mauritius received a statue for Mauritius' Leading Spa Resort.
Atoll Paradise said that it is planning to expand and move into a new state-of-the-art office complex by next month.
All images, brochures and even the resort model showed boats and watercrafts inside the atoll and yet now we are being denied this lifestyle without discussion or even prior notice.
Army Kwajalein Atoll is meant to support the Ronald Reagan Ballistic Missile Defense Test Site, part of the Department of Defense Major Range and Test Facility Base.
Woleai Atoll (07[degrees]23' N, 143[degrees]55' E) is within Yap State, one of four states (along with Chuuk, Pohnpei, and Kosrae) comprising the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM) (Fig.
Gilles Montalescot, Head of Cardiac Care Unit (CCU) at Pitie-Salpetriere Hospital in Paris and lead investigator of the ATOLL study.
to the south of the atoll, where the journey of almost 20km was predicted to provide an additional 44s of totality.