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2008-09-18 15:51:07
So it's not an atoll atoll!
2008-09-13 15:54:34
Yes, the poster tried. But "full marks" for posting erroneous information? I don't think so.
2008-09-13 11:49:42
Still, full marks to the poster for trying to give it a description, even though it turned out to be wrong.
2008-09-13 11:13:36
It's the caldera of an undersea volcano.
2008-09-13 09:52:08
And it is not an *Atoll* either, as there is no surrounding reef. From Wikipedia : More modern definitions of atoll are those of McNeil (1954, p. 396) as " annular reef enclosing a lagoon in which there are no promontories other than reefs and islets composed of reef detritus" and Fairbridge (1950, p. 341) " an exclusively morphological sense, [as] ...a ring-shaped ribbon reef enclosing a lagoon in the center."
2008-09-13 08:30:35
Except it isn't in the *South* Pacific. It's Molokini island, off the coast of Maui, Hawai'i.