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  Atoll - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
An atoll is a type of low, coral island found in tropical oceans and consisting of a coral-algal reef surrounding a central depression.
The next southerly atoll is Ducie Island in the Pitcairn Islands Group, at 24°40' S. Bermuda is sometimes claimed as the "northernmost atoll" at a latitude of 32°24' N. At this latitude coral reefs would not develop without the warming waters of the Gulf Stream.
The remains of an ancient atoll as a hill in a limestone area is called a reef knoll.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Atoll   (1184 words)

  
 The Ultimate Atoll Dog Breeds Information Guide and Reference
One of the largest atolls is also Lihou Reef in the Coral Sea, with a lagoon of 2500 km² (which contrasts to a minuscule land area of 0.91 km²).
The southernmost atolls of the world are Elizabeth Reef at 29°58' South, and nearby Middleton Reef at 29°29', in the Tasman Sea, which both belong to the Coral Sea Islands Territory.
Concentrations of atolls in the Indian Ocean are the Maldives, the Laccadive Islands, the Chagos Archipelago and the Outer Islands of the Seychelles.
www.dogluvers.com /dog_breeds/Atoll   (977 words)

  
 Atoll Research
Atoll research is the Marine Studies Programme's outreach to the USP's Atoll Countries Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Tuvalu and Nauru.
Atoll Research shares facilities with the USP Tarawa Centre, and is located on the ocean-side of the Centre's property.
Atoll Research is also working with the USP Tarawa Centre on the establishment of a garden designed to preserve traditional medicinal plants of atoll countries.
www.usp.ac.fj /marine/AtollResearch.htm   (431 words)

  
 Atoll Introduction
Since it is the third atoll from the north of the country it is assigned the letter 'C' as the atoll code.
In the middle of the atoll, lying south are Maroshi, Medhukuburudhoo, Madidhoo and Madikuredhoo.
At the end of 2003, the student population of the atoll was 5248, manned by 239 trained primary teachers, 79 temporary untrained teachers and 63 expatriate teachers.
www.shaviyani.gov.mv /atoll_introduction   (1087 words)

  
 Paradise Holidays - Maldives - Raa Atoll   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
In the North of the Maldives chain of atolls and west of the Noonu atoll, is located a 65 kms long and 28 kms wide atoll.
Known by the name - “Raa”, this huge atoll is located in-between 5° 58' N and 5° 20' N. The Raa atoll is a collection of over 90 islands, out of which only 16 are inhabited, the population being around 12,500.
The atoll is filled with numerous fishing villages, and the abundance of uninhabited, unexploited, picturesque islands make a holiday the Raa Atoll, one filled with fun.
www.parahol.com /Atolls/Raa.asp   (367 words)

  
 Paradise Holidays - Maldives - Vaavu Atoll   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
To the south of Kaafu Atoll and between latitude 3° 41' N and 3° 13' N, is a boot-shaped atoll — Vaavu.
Encompassing 2 natural atolls — the main Vaavu atoll and the Vattaru Atoll, the atoll prides itself on having the longest reef in Maldives.
The eastern side of the atoll is frequented by divers for the exquisite experiences it offers in terms of diving and snorkeling including a number of thrilling shark dives.
www.parahol.com /atolls/Vaavu.asp   (178 words)

  
 Drilling Prospect / Canyon Reef / Horseshoe Atoll
The Horseshoe atoll is a curvilinear subsurface accumulation of fosiliferous limestone which is as much as 3,000 feet thick and which was deposited during Pennsylvanian and early Permian time in the northern part of the Midland basin, in Western Texas.
The crest of the atoll is a series of irregular buried hills and depressions or saddles rising as much as 700 feet above the intervening parts of the atoll.
Ridges accent and valleys indent the flanks of the atoll and merge with the hills and saddles on the crest.
members.aol.com /drehergeo/3D_Prospectus   (4927 words)

  
 Rongelap Atoll Local Government - Marshall Islands
The Rongelap Atoll is one of the 29 atolls and 5 islands in the central Pacific region that make up the Republic of the Marshall Islands (RMI).
The land area of Rongelap Atoll consists of 61 islets with a combined area of approximately 3 square miles.
Rongelap Atoll and the surrounding islands have been uninhabited for many years and is now home to possibly the most pristine waters in the world.
www.visitrongelap.com   (180 words)

  
 Atoll (disambiguation) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
in the 1995 movie Waterworld, atolls (pronounced A-toll) are large floating constructs in water, on which humans live
Atoll GmbH, a German Screening Process Chromatography Media Company.
This is a disambiguation page: a list of articles associated with the same title.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Atoll_(disambiguation)   (111 words)

  
 Butaritari Atoll --  Encyclopædia Britannica
Atolls consist of ribbons of reef that may not always be circular but whose broad configuration is a closed shape up to dozens of kilometres across, enclosing a lagoon that may be approximately 50 m (160 feet) deep or more.
Discovered in 1798 by an American, Edmund Fanning, the atoll is composed of several islets, with a total area of 13 square miles (35 square km), that surround a lagoon 32 miles (51 km) in circumference.
Kiritimati Atoll was sighted on Christmas Eve in 1777 by the English navigator Captain James Cook.
www.britannica.com /eb/article-9018307?tocId=9018307   (889 words)

  
 ABC News: Hawaii Scientists to Study Palmyra Atoll   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
The Palmyra Atoll, a tiny National Wildlife Refuge 960 miles south of Honolulu, shown in an undated aerial photograph, is made up of 54 small, densely vegetated islands.
The atoll is made up of a ring of 54 small, heavily vegetated islands formed from coral growth on the rim of an ancient submerged volcano.
In 2000, The Nature Conservancy bought the atoll's 600 acres of land and 480,000 acres of submerged reef from the Fullard-Leo family.
abcnews.go.com /Technology/wireStory?id=1324322   (432 words)

  
 PI - Palmyra Atoll National Wildlife Refuge
Midway Atoll National Wildlife Refuge (NWR) was established in 1988 as an "overlay" refuge allowing the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) to assist the U.S. Navy in managing the atoll's unique wildlife and resources.
The Service is committed to maintaining the historic spirit of Midway Atoll, sharing its vital roles in the mid-Pacific with its visitors in a manner respectful of the past and as a reminder for the future.
Midway Atoll's lagoon is an important feeding area for threatened green sea turtles, and they are frequently spotted within the harbor area of Sand Island or basking on Midway's beaches.
www.fws.gov /pacificislands/wnwr/midwaynwrindex.html   (496 words)

  
 Ailinginae Atoll   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
Ailinginae Atoll is one of thirty-three municipalities in the Marshall Islands (along with Rongelap Atoll and Rongerik Atoll, the two other atolls of this group).
The closest landmass to Ailinganae Atoll is Rongelap Atoll.
Ailinginae Atoll is on the left, Rongelap Atoll is nearby in the center, and Rongerik Atoll is on the right.
www.botany.hawaii.edu /rongelap/heritage/ailinginae_info.htm   (774 words)

  
 NWHI: About: Kure Atoll   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
Kure Atoll is the most remote of the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands, and the northern-most coral atoll in the world.
The atoll lies in the path of a major Pacific current, resulting in tons of fishing nets and debris washing up on the reefs and beaches, which pose an entanglement hazard for monk seals, turtles, seabirds, fish and lobsters.
The atoll is part of the State of Hawaii and is managed as a Wildlife Refuge to protect several species of seabirds that nest on the atoll, resting and pupping areas for monk seals, and habitat for native plants.
www.hawaiianatolls.org /about/kure.php   (1342 words)

  
 Johnston Atoll - United States Nuclear Forces
Johnston Atoll has also been used by the military since the mid-1930s, serving as a refueling point for aircraft and submarines during World War II and as a base for airlift operations during the Korean War.
The atoll was briefly shelled by Japanese naval units shortly after the Pearl Harbor attack but combat soon shifted west and the island's role changed from an outpost to an aircraft and submarine stopover and refueling base.
Host-management responsibility for Johnston Atoll was given by the Deputy Secretary of Defense in July 1973 to DSWA (formerly the Defense Nuclear Agency), which continues to perform that mission.
www.globalsecurity.org /wmd/facility/johnston_atoll.htm   (2655 words)

  
 FANGATAUFA - FRANCE'S SECRET TEST ZONE 19 September
Fangataufa is an oblong-shaped coral atoll with a basalt base, 41 km south east of Moruroa.
As Fangataufa was a closed atoll, the French Army had to blast a 400 metre gap in the coral ring as a pass for their ships, between 1964 and 1966.
The atoll is dominated by a large concrete blockhouse where the nuclear devices are detonated from, located on the north-east rim, and several antennae.
archive.greenpeace.org /comms/rw/sep19b.html   (982 words)

  
 Atoll [www.progweed.net]
On this platter, Atoll move into the darker realms that would later be explored by the likes of Pulsar, yet with a much greater sense of urgency.
On Tertio, Atoll has put much less emphasis on the rousing instrumental solos, and the fusion bent that reared its head occasionally on L'Araignee Mal is largely absent.
Instead, Atoll turn in an effort of top tier symphonic prog, yet with a gritty edge that is undeniably their own.
www.progweed.net /reviews/atoll/atoll-band.html   (853 words)

  
 About Pearl and Hermes Atoll
The atoll is ever-changing, with islets emerging and subsiding.
The atoll was discovered by Westerners in 1822 when two English whaling ships, the Pearl and the Hermes, wrecked on the reef during a storm.
Due to the atoll's small land base, it was largely spared the ravages of miners and feather hunters.
hawaiireef.noaa.gov /about/pearlhermes.html   (524 words)

  
 Palmyra Atoll @ nationalgeographic.com
Indeed this single atoll has three times more coral species than all the Hawaiian Islands combined—probably because Palmyra is a thousand miles south of the 50th state, in the warmer waters of the tropics where corals flourish.
The atoll is almost dead center in the Pacific Ocean, nearly six degrees or 400 miles (640 kilometers) north of the Equator, in an expanse of ocean that makes up what’s called the intertropical convergence zone.
That’s why the atoll is such a coral hothouse; it’s seeded by larvae carried to it from every direction, and a part of its own rich coral spawn is dispersed to other sites.
www.nationalgeographic.com /ngm/0103/feature2   (1229 words)

  
 Bikini Atoll
The Bikini Atoll tests are probably one of the most controversial events that took place during World War II.
Spring 1954: The Bravo test is performed on a reef in the northwestern Bikini Atoll, despite repeated warnings from weather stations.
The Rongerik, Utirik, Ujelang, and Likiep Atolls are all declared off-limits.
home1.gte.net /lisaiman/connections/bikini.htm   (990 words)

  
 Midway Atoll History & The Battle of Midway
On August 28, 1867, Naval Captain William Reynolds of the USS Lackawanna took possession of the atoll for the United States, and Midway became the first offshore islands to be annexed by the U.S. government.
The first legal residents of the atoll were from the Commercial Pacific Cable Company (a predecessor of today's ATandT), which began stationing employees on Sand Island in April 1903 to install and maintain a crucial link in the first worldwide telegraph cable.
Midway is a treasure trove for history buffs, as the atoll still carries many historic remnants of the Battle of Midway.
www.fishdive.com /midway/History/history.html   (1055 words)

  
 Johnston Atoll on Encyclopedia.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
Johnston Atoll was discovered by Americans in 1796, or the British in 1807, and was claimed by both the United States and the Kingdom of Hawaii in 1858; it was not, however, included in the state of Hawaii.
The military's mess: Johnston Atoll, the army's 'model' chemical disposal facility, is an environmental disaster.
Closure of Johnston Atoll to finish in early 2004.
www.encyclopedia.com /html/J/JohnstonA1.asp   (415 words)

  
 Geography
The Republic of the Marshall islands consists of 29 atolls each made up of many islets and 5 islands in the central Pacific between 4 degrees and 14 degrees North, and 160 degrees and 173 degrees East.
The atolls and islands are situated in two almost parallel chain-like formations known as the Ratak (Sunrise) group and Ralik (Sunset) group.
This atoll is approximately 160 square miles in area with a lagoon of about 150 square miles.
www.rmiembassyus.org /Geography.htm   (693 words)

  
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The Turneffe Atoll is one of the largest remaining nesting areas in the Caribbean for the docile and threatened American Crocodiles (Crocodylus acutus).
Several Maya fishing villages have been identified on the Turneffe Atoll dating to 400 A.D. Turneffe was clearly part of the intricate trade routes of the Maya and artifacts from Turneffe indicate that they traded goods with peoples as far away as Guatemala.
The entire Atoll is surrounded by a fringe coral reef with waters inside the reef varying from less than a foot deep to 30 feet in depth.
www.tflats.com /atoll.html   (2367 words)

  
 Johnston Atoll
The atoll consists of four coral islands: Johnston Island, Sand Island, North Island, and East Island.
Johnston Atoll was officially discovered in 1807 by British Sea Captain Charles James Johnston.
During the late 1800s, the Atoll was claimed by both the Kingdom of Hawaii and the United States.
www.geocities.com /SouthBeach/Cove/8104/1atoll.html   (327 words)

  
 Bikini Atoll Home Page
Bikini Atoll is located in the central Pacific and is one of the 29 atolls and 5 single islands that form the Republic of the Marshall Islands.
Today, while the people of Bikini have yet to resettle their homeland, the island is populated by Bikini Atoll Divers employees (some of whom are Bikinians), Bikini Project Department construction workers, and some U.S. Department of Energy staff.
In 1996 the people of Bikini opened their atoll to the outside world as a dive, sport fishing and tourism destination, and has since drawn praise from many around the globe.
www.bikiniatoll.com /home.html   (1261 words)

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