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A volcanic island or underwater mountain forms via volcanic activity. This allows a surface near the water surface for corals to attach too. The corals form a ring around the volcano.
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The largest coral atoll in the world is the Kwajalein Atoll. The largest atoll in land area is Christmas Island.
The skeletons of dead corals are the foundation upon which layerer upon layer of successively younger animals attach themselves. The coral animal, or polyp, is colulmn shaped.… Its lower end is attached to the hard floor made of the preceding coral skeletons of the reef, and its upper end extends into the water.. There hard and soft corals, depending on the type of skeleton secreted. The hard-coral polyp deposits a cup-like solid skeleton of calcium carbonate around itself into which the polyp withdraws during the daytime. For this reason, deep sea divers see only the skeletons-and not the polyps-of hard corals.
A coral atoll is a large ring of coral that extends up to the ocean's surface and higher.
an atoll is formed first as a reef that fringes a volcanic island. As the island sinks(after the volcanic activity has ceased and the crust has cooled, becoming denser), …the reef continues to build upward, eventually ending up as a ring-shaped structure
An atoll is formed from a coral reef and sometimes receding land or a volcanic structure.
An atoll is formed first as a reef that fringes a volcanic island. As the island sinks (after the volcanic activity has ceased and the crust has cooled, becoming denser), th…e reef continues to build upward, eventually ending up as a ring-shaped structure.
An atoll is a ring-shaped coral reef that forms around a lagoon. Charles Darwin's theory of how atolls are formed as remnants of ocean volcanoes is generally considered fa…ct.
A Substance, as harder as stone, that is formed by the skeletons of tiny sea animals is called Corals. The tiny sea animals like sea anemone secrete calcium carbonate from …their outer layer which protects them from other substances. As calcium carbonate when exposed to air becomes harder and stronger thus forming a hard outer skeleton. These skeletons remain for ever even after the organism inside it die or another organism grow in it. These skeletons are called Corals. Corals are of a variety of types. Some corals appear to be coloured due to the chemicals present in it. Some large communities of corals even form small islands.
Atolls are formed first as a reef that fringes a volcanic island. The two largest atolls are Suvadiva in the Maldives Island and Kwajalein in the Marshall Islands.
Tuvalu is made up of nine islands, eight of which are inhabited. Tuvalu, means "eight standing together".
They don't. Volcanoes rise from the bottom of the sea, and much later, coral might start living around the circular volcano and create an atoll eventually.
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How can coral atoll be attached to ocean floor when coral cannot live or form reefs in the deep ocean?
Coral atoll are tiny sea animals that live in shallow water, but when reefs form the new coral grow over the skeleton of the ol…d. As the ocean crust beneath the volcano sinks, the coral sinks with it, and the new coral continues to form on top of the old. Eventually, coral covers the whole volcano. It can survive with the ocean waves bringing in new food and more marine life.
The U.S. used the pacific atolls because they were isolated from large population centers and because the Marshal Islands (where many of these atolls were) were entirely u…nder U.S. control after WW2, so could freely involuntarily evacuate indigenous populations of the atolls that testing was planned on. The USSR did all of their testing inland for security reasons (they also did not have control over any atolls). The British did much of their testing inland on Australia and some in the pacific on Christmas island. The French did their testing in the Sahara desert. The Chinese did all of their testing inland for security reasons. etc.
A long extinct oceanic volcano, when the volcano died the sea floorunder it slowly dropper causing the volcano to sink beneath theocean. As it sank a ring shaped coral reef fo…rmed around it andcontinued growing as the volcanic remnant and the reef on top of itcontinued sinking. Finally only the reef (and the islands on it)remained visible surrounding a lagoon. No sign of the volcano canbe seen on the surface, but sonar scans reveal its remnant as aseamount on the seafloor.