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.

Connected Sites

Site Rationale Link
Aldabra Atoll Raised Coral atoll
Bikini Atoll
Brazilian Atlantic Islands Atoll das Rocas: "the only atoll in the South Atlantic Ocean and one of the smallest in the world"
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


Do you know of another WHS we could connect to Atoll?

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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