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an island consisting of a circular coral reef surrounding a lagoon

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The photograph was taken just months after the disappearance, in the vicinity of Nikumaroro, a coral atoll formerly called Gardner Island that is part of the Republic of Kiribati.
The Chagos are the worlds largest coral atoll and 55 tiny islands in quarter of a million square miles of the worlds cleanest seas.
Little Cayman, a coral atoll 40 minutes away by plane, is just a mile wide and 10 miles long.
I hope to be extremely quiet and hopefully a long way away, taking the sun on a coral atoll.
The coral atoll in the Seychelles favoured by the VIP couple is just 6km long by 1km wide, and has shady palm trees and powder-soft beaches.
MALDIVES ITC Classics (01244 355 527) offers seven nights for price of six - from pounds 1,665, saving pounds 119 - at One & Only Kanahura on coral atoll in shimmering Indian Ocean.
The island is the largest coral atoll in the world and was used by British and US forces as a base from which to observe nuclear bomb testing in the late 1950s and early 1960s.
Niue, a coral atoll 2,400 km northeast of New Zealand with a population of 1,700, is a self-governing territory that has a free association with New Zealand.
A coral atoll is a group of reef islands that have grown along the donut-shaped rim of a submerged volcano.
On coral atoll islands, groundwater may be present in thin, lens-shaped bodies, which are easily degraded or salinated by excessive abstraction of freshwater, saltwater intrusion, overtopping of waves, and during droughts (2,4,5).
I was born and raised on a coral atoll that at low, tide made up all of 1.
A female sea turtle returns to the coral atoll of her birth to lay her eggs.
Such a fusion bomb was tested on a coral atoll in the Pacific Ocean on November 1, 1952, wiping out the atoll.
Although little known, the East Rennell World Heritage site is the largest raised coral atoll in the world and features the largest insular lake in the Pacific, Lake Tegano.
Bajo de Masiloc is a part of the Scarborough Shoal, a coral atoll in the West Philippine Sea.