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What is yaren's atoll?

An atoll is a coral island that encircles a lagoon partially or completely. Yaren, is a district and constituency of the Pacific nation of Nauru. It is the capital of Nauru. (MORE)
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What is is the difference between an island and an atoll?

An atoll is formed from an island, but it isn't entirely an island. It's a coral reef that makes the different. The reef grows in a ring around the island and the island erode (MORE)

Where do atoll Reefs grow?

Atoll reefs usually only form where stony coral growth is quite rapid. They are far more common in pacific reefs than atlantic. However, an atoll is simply a coral reef that (MORE)

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 (MORE)

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 (MORE)
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Is Kure Atoll extinct?

No, Kure still keeps its head above water, and no, it has had no volcanic activity for thousands of years.
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Where is the Kwajalein Atoll located?

Kwajalein Atoll is located in the Pacific Ocean approx. 2,100 miles southwest of Hawaii. This is the biggest coral atoll in the world and the Kwajalein Atoll is part of the M (MORE)