Coral Islands

The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

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.

The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
References in classic literature ?
These are coral islands, slowly raised, but continuous, created by the daily work of polypi.
He had touched at coral islands. Philip listened to him entranced.
an' all the coral islands. You can go anywhere out through the Golden Gate--to Australia, to Africa, to the seal islands, to the North Pole, to Cape Horn.
He was suffering from internal bleeding and was 112 kilometers east of the Farasan Islands, a group of 84 coral islands that form an archipelago in the Red Sea.
One of the world's biggest coral islands, Niue does not have natural ponds or wetlands, so when Trevor turned up a year ago he was believed to have blown in from New Zealand with a storm.
Other reefs are called barrier reefs, farther offshore than fringing reefs, and atolls, a series of low coral islands made of volcanic remains.
The Maldives is a beautiful chain of 26 ring atolls, made up of more than 1,000 coral islands. Well known for its beaches, blue lagoons and extensive reefs, the Maldives is an incredibly popular tourist destination with an increasing number of international visitors arriving year on year.
Oman Air's resumption of flights to the Maldives is due to its beaches, blue lakes and vast coral reefs, including more than 1,000 coral islands, making it one of the most popular tourist destinations as visitors from all over the world are constantly increasing.
The Madives' uniqueness is due to its islandic setting in an exceptional constellation of 1190 unequal coral islands in two parallel chains of 22 disconnected atolls - rings of closely-placed small coral islands surrounding shallow lagoons.
The Maldives is a beautiful chain of 26 ring atolls, made up of more than 1,000 coral islands, located only three and a half hours away from Oman.
The Maldives is made up of almost 1,000 coral islands scattered across hundreds of kilometres.