Coral Islands

Coral Islands

 

the islands formed on the surface of coral reefs as a result of the activity of waves and swash from products of mechanical break down of coral limestone. Coral islands are also colonies of live corals.

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These are coral islands, slowly raised, but continuous, created by the daily work of polypi.
The Maldives, a tropical nation in the Indian Ocean composed of 26 atolls, is made up of more than 1000 coral islands.
The Maldives is made up of almost 1,000 coral islands scattered across hundreds of kilometres.
He could hear again his voice as he took him back along the faraway road; away from the world he then knew around him, to the glittering, sunbleached shores of Ballantyne's coral islands.
The Marshall Islands are a chain of volcanic atolls and coral islands numbering over 1,100 islands in total.
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The lack of transport connectivity is a major constraint to development in the Maldives, which has more than 1,000 coral islands scattered over 90,000 square kilometers in the Indian Ocean, making it one of the most dispersed countries in the world, said Andri Heriawan, ADB Transport Specialist.
The Seychelles archipelago has 115 granite and coral islands, most of which are uninhabited, giving the adventurous traveller plenty to explore.
Maldives is a member of the Muslim World League and is formed of a group of coral islands "about 1,190 islands, including 200 populated island".
Snorkelling sets an easy pace for you to get used to life on these coral islands.
The site is an excellent example of a pristine coral reef with a spectacular 100-m perpendicular wall, extensive lagoons and two coral islands," said a description on the Unesco website.
Ecologists are feverishly studying these phenomena; Kolbert follows them to fragmented tropical rainforests in Panama and Peru, caves of bats stricken with white-nose syndrome in New York and acidifying coral islands on Australia's Great Barrier Reef.