coral sand


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coral sand

[′kär·əl ‚sand]
(geology)
Coarse-grade deposits of coral fragments formed around coral islands and coasts bordered by coral reefs.
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And then, our plans made, we rowed ashore over the banks of living coral and pulled our boat up the white beach of coral sand. We walked across the fringe of beach under the cocoanut-palms and into the little town, and found several hundred riotous seamen from all the world, drinking prodigiously, singing prodigiously, dancing prodigiously--and all on the main street to the scandal of a helpless handful of Japanese police.
She fled deeper, and I knew I had her for I was between her and the surface; but in the muck coral sand of the bottom she made a churning with her squid stick.
The atoll of Hikueru lay low on the water, a circle of pounded coral sand a hundred yards wide, twenty miles in circumference, and from three to five feet above high-water mark.
And on the subject of medicine, Porto Santo is now attracting guests from all over the world keen to experience the healing properties of its coral sand.
Lee said the maretia heart sea urchin can usually be found buried under a thin layer of coral sand. They do not have teeth, instead they have a membrane through which they ingest grains of sand and organic detritus from the ocean floor.
Kapalua is also lined with palm trees, has white coral sand and colorful tropical fish, and is perfect for snorkeling.
Coral sand is widely distributed on coral reefs and seashores in South China Sea.
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"The six-acre parcel will be sold at auction on August 27th, offering prospective bidders a chance to own a building site with 383 feet of pink coral sand beach frontage, complete with its own barrier reef, on which they can create their own tropical paradise," it said..
For example, coral sand, which is biogenic, is generated by the erosion of scleractinian corals.
Empty tubes and fragments were found mostly in coral sand at depths ranging from twenty metres to the midintertidal zone.