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An atoll is formed from a coral reef and sometimes receding land or a volcanic structure.
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How many atolls make up the Maldives?

The Maldives are made up of 26 atolls. Just as the early history of Maldives is obscured in mystery, so is the exact number of islands in the archipelago. The British Admira

What is the difference between an atoll and a high island?

There are a great variety of differences between atolls and high islands, these include how they were formed, the soil quality, population and what they look like. An atoll is

Bikini atoll where the US tested nuclear weapons is located in which country?

Bikini and Eniwetok atolls are US protectorates in the Marshal Islands of the pacific. They are considered legally US property.

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

What are the features of an atoll?

Features of an atoll are: They thrive in warm tropical and subtropical waters. Most are found in the Pacific Ocean. They are products of the growth of topical sea organi

What is the largest coral atoll in the world?

  The largest coral atoll in the world is the Kwajalein Atoll.   The largest atoll in land area is Christmas Island.

Who and why was Bikini atoll chosen for nuclear testing?

Who I don't know (yet). Why, most likely because the U.S. had control of them after WW2 and they seemed safely away from anyone that could be hurt. Similar reasons France

Can people live on an atoll?

  Yes. Bikini Atoll (You may have heard of this famouis atoll) was populated till the US decided they wanted to test Nukes their and kicked the local population off in 194

How do you use atoll in a sentence?

  The hydrogen bomb was exploded on the coral atoll of Bikini.When the explosion was over the island was split in two parts hence the 'bikini', a two part swim wear.

What is the biggest atoll?

  In most cases, the land area of an atoll is very small in comparison to the total area. Lifou (land area 1146 km²) is the largest raised coral atoll of the world. Lif

How is a coral Atoll formed?

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