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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

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.

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

The mechanism underlying three unique reef formations and how they developed over evolutionary time has produced an enduring debate between two hypotheses – the first from English naturalist Charles Darwin and the second from geologist Reginald Daly. A new study has put an end to both conflicting theories.

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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.

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.

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.


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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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zill
  • One of a pair of round metal cymbals attached to the fingers and struck together for rhythm and percussion in belly dancing.
The word 'zill' comes from a Turkish word meaning "cymbals".
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