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cay

a small low island or bank composed of sand and coral fragments, esp in the Caribbean area
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cay

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(geology)
A flat coral island.
A flat mound of sand built up on a reef slightly above high tide.
A small, low coastal islet or emergent reef composed largely of sand or coral.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Between 1993 and 2014, sea levels rose at nearly twice the global rate in the waters around Bramble Cay.
'Because exhaustive efforts have failed to record the Bramble Cay melomys at its only known location and extensive surveys have not found it on any other Torres Strait or Great Barrier Reef island, the assertion that Australia has lost another mammal species can be made with considerable confidence,' writes Ian Gynther from Queensland's Department of Environment and Heritage Protection, and Luke Leung and Natalie Waller from the University of Queensland.
Luke Leung, a scientist from the University of Queensland, said: "The key factor responsible for the death of the Bramble Cay melomys is almost certainly high tides and surging seawater, which has travelled inland across the island.
But Miami captain Ray Rosher of the Miss Britt knew about those bluefin, knew they swam north past Miami every spring after breeding in the Gulf of Mexico, and he knew the contours of the ocean off Bimini and Cat Cay pushed them close to the islands on their journey, sometimes up into 30-, 40-foot depths over white sand.
"Since both solar and wind power installations have been achieving power grid cost parity, it is becoming more attractive than ever to install renewable energy systems on remote islands, as the cost of diesel is higher and the environment is more pristine," said Pedro Monteiro, renewable energy engineer, Over Yonder Cay. In fall 2013, Northern Power Systems will release a major firmware upgrade, further optimizing the performance of Over Yonder Cay's wind turbines.
Everything at Hawks Cay can be charged to your room, from swimming with the resort's own pod of dolphins at Dolphin Connection to deep-sea or inshore fishing outings.
On 18 March, the European Commission granted clearance under the simplified merger review procedure to the acquisition of PT Oiltanking Karimun of Indonesia (OTK) by Oiltanking of Germany and Coral Cay Pte of Singapore.
CAY VERDE, who ran a career best to win a Chantilly Group 3 last time, puts his new-found confidence to the test against old foe Heavy Metal at Group 2 level over six furlongs.
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Soldiers say Vietnam has turned Southwest Cay into a "naval training center" over the years with more than a dozen windmills, concrete buildings and a lighthouse.
RICHARD Hughes may have suffered disappointment in the feature race of the day at the Curragh, but Cay Verde provided some consolation as he booked his Royal Ascot ticket.