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|If you asked almost anyone to describe a tropical island, they would likely mention palm trees and flat, white sandy beaches that stretch for kilometers: they would describe a coral atoll. Coral atolls are normally long, thin bars of white sand that rise just a few meters above sea level. The island or island group surrounds a hollow center where a volcanic peak once was. The atoll shown in thi...||08/02/2006||552|
|Apataki Atoll, an atoll in the Tuamotu Islands in the south Pacific, is approximately 370 kilometers northeast of the island of Tahiti, near 15°27' South, 146°19' West. The atoll was discovered in 1722 by a Dutch navigator, Jakob Roggeveen. It was later visited by Captain Cook in 1774.||03/09/2006||584|
|Strange looking dots and some houses occupy this atoll in the Persian Gulf. Looks as though there is a dredged shipping lane to the atoll. I have found no information on the net relating to this or any of the islands in the archipelago, and it is only visible in Google Earth.||01/28/2009||603|
|Arno Atoll, Republic of the Marshall Islands, is located to the east of Micronesia in the middle of the Pacific Ocean.Arno Atoll is an atoll of 103 islands in the Pacific Ocean. It is a legislative district of the Marshall Islands. Its land area is only 5 sq mi (13 km²), but it encloses a lagoon of 130.77 sq mi (339 km²).|
The population of the islands in the atoll is 2069.
Nukuoro Atoll, Federated States of Micronesia
image and data from : Earth Observatory
Located just north of the equator (3.85° North, 154.9° East),
this classically shaped atoll is part of the Caroline Islands,
which stretch northeast of Papua New Guinea in the we...
|Aldabra is the world's largest raised coral atoll with an area of 450 km2. Located 1,100 km southwest of the Mahé, the main island of the granitic Seychelles, it is one of the most isolated ecoregions in the world. The best-known endemic species is the Aldabra giant tortoise (Dipsochelys dussumieri). |
Aldabra is a Unseco World Heritage Site.
|Johnston Atoll is a 2.8 km² atoll in the North Pacific Ocean at 16°45′ N 169°30′ W, about one-third of the way from Hawai'i to the Marshall Islands. Johnston Island and Sand Island are natural islands, which have been expanded by coral dredging. North Island (Akau) and East Island (Hikina) are artificial islands formed from coral dredging. |
Johnston is an unincorporat...
|This is a high resolution overlay of the Mururoa Atoll in the Pacific Ocean||11/27/2005||775|
|This is an overlay of the Haa Alifu Atoll in The Maldives off the coast of India.||11/20/2005||1,187|
|Malé, population 81,647 (2004), is the capital of the Republic of Maldives. The city is located on Malé Island in the Kaafu Atoll. Although Malé is geographically located in Kaafu Atoll, administratively it is not considered part of it. A commercial harbour is located in the Island. It is the heart of all commercial activities in the country. Malé International Airport is on adjacent Hulhule Is...||02/01/2006||890|
|What looks like underwater structures on the Palmyra Atoll. The airstrip was used by the US during WW2. Anyone know more?||06/26/2009||686|
|Midway Atoll (also known as Midway Island or Midway Islands, Hawaiian: Pihemanu) is a 6.2 square kilometer atoll located in the North Pacific Ocean (near the northwestern end of the Hawaiian archipelago), about one-third of the way between Honolulu and Tokyo. It is less than 150 miles east of the International Date Line, about 2,800 miles west of San Francisco and 2,200 miles east of Japan. It ...||02/04/2006||736|