Catastrophic construction: Storms can build reef islands in atoll regions


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Many coral reef islands, or atolls, are created by water moving sand and gravel, piling it up into consecutive ridged layers. However, new research has uncovered a different type of island construction: storm-deposited boulders…

Read Full Article; Science Daily (09-17-2018)

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