An atoll is a coral island (or islands) that encircles a lagoon partially or completely. The connection includes "Raised Atolls" which are now solid/near solid islands or at least have lost their classic lagoon form.

The connection belongs to Geography connections.

Connected Sites

Aldabra Atoll: Raised Coral atoll
East Rennell: Raised Coral atoll
Henderson Island: Raised Coral atoll
Lagoons of New Caledonia: Atolls d'Entrecasteaux and Atoll d'Ouvéa et Beautemps-Beaupré
Nan Madol: Stone city on a coral atoll
Papahanaumokuakea: Papahanaumokuakea Atolls within the NP include Midway, Kure, Pearl and Hermes
Phoenix Islands: "collection of atolls"
Sanganeb: Sanganeb Atoll Marine National Park


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A connection should:

  1. Not be "self evident"
  2. Link at least 3 different sites
  3. Not duplicate or merely subdivide the "Category" assignment already identified on this site.
  4. Add some knowledge or insight (whether significant or trivial!) about WHS for the users of this site
  5. Be explained, with reference to a source