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New Island Formation In The Maldives Should Not Be Restricted By Future Sea Level Rise
2013-09-26 12:23:48

University of Exeter The continued accumulation of sand within the iconic ring-shaped reefs inside Maldivian atolls could provide a foundation for future island development new research suggests. Islands like the Maldives are considered likely to be the first to feel the effects of climate change induced sea level rise, with future island growth essential to counter the threat of rising sea levels. The study published in the journal Geology, and carried out by researchers from the...

New Study On Coral Reef Formations Lays To Rest Conflicting Theories
2013-05-14 07:53:01

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online In the South Pacific, three types of coral reef island formations have fascinated geologists for ages. The coral of Tahiti forms a “fringing” reef, with a shelf growing close to the island´s shore. In Bora Bora, the “barrier” reefs are separated from the main island by a calm lagoon. Manuae represents the last type, an “atoll,” which appears as a ring of coral enclosing a lagoon with no island at...

2010-06-08 09:29:18

A series of surveys were carried out to characterize the physical and biological parameters of the Millennium Atoll lagoon during a research expedition in April of 2009. Millennium is a remote coral atoll in the Central Pacific belonging to the Republic of Kiribati, and a member of the Southern Line Islands chain. The atoll is among the few remaining coral reef ecosystems that are relatively pristine. The lagoon is highly enclosed, and was characterized by reticulate patch and line reefs...

2008-10-20 09:00:19

SANTIAGO, Chile, Oct. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- The innovative Crystal Lagoons technology, created by Chilean businessman Fernando Fischmann, will be presented October 28 in Miami, Florida, at the Urban Land Institute (ULI) Fall Meeting during the Recreation Council, in an exposition given by the entrepreneur himself at 2:00 pm at the Miami Beach Convention Center. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081020/ARM001-a http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081020/ARM001-b )...

2008-07-17 03:00:20

By Brenda Duran LONG BEACH - Officials lifted beach closures at Alamitos Bay and Colorado Lagoon Wednesday after a weekend 300-gallon raw sewage spill. The two beaches had been shut down on Sunday evenin g when the sewage spilled into the bay at Mother's Beach because of a blocked sewer main. Colorado Lagoon was closed at the time because of its proximity and water flow between two bodies of water. On Wednesday, laboratory tests results for potentially affected sites in Alamitos...

2008-07-12 03:00:16

By Anonymous THE ENGINEERING CONSULTANCY DHV has been commissioned, together with the Chinese planning institute Qinghua and the Arup consultancy from the UK, to carry out a prestigious coastal and urban development project in China. The coastal city is to be built on an area of 150 km^sup 2^ and will soon have to provide space for one million Inhabitants. DHV won the assignment by including in its concept for the area an island and lagoon structure, which reminds one of the Dutch Wadden...

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Coral Reef
2013-04-20 15:49:21

Coral reefs are submerged structures consisting of calcium carbonate secreted by corals. Coral reefs are colonies of small animals found in marine waters that enclose few nutrients. The majority of coral reefs are constructed from stony corals, which then consist of polyps that come together in groups. The polyps are like small sea anemones, to which they are very closely related. Unlike the sea anemones, coral polyps secrete hard carbonate exoskeletons which provide support and protections...

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