Friday, April 16, 2010

World Wonders ~ Maldives

Huvafenfushi - Male Atoll


Atoll - Dhoni

My sister just came back holiday from this ~ a thousand ‘Robinson Crusoe’ islands ~ Maldives.

A chain of 1190 little coral islands scattered across the Indian Ocean that forms the archipelago of the Maldives in 80- 120 km wide. The Maldives is the lowest country in the world, with the average being only 1.5 metres (4 ft 11 in) above sea level, although in areas where construction exists, this has been increased to several metres.

The reef is composed of coral debris and living coral. This acts as a natural barrier against the sea, forming lagoons. Other islands, set at a distance and parallel to the reef, have their own protective fringe of reef. An opening in the surrounding coral barrier allows access to the calmer lagoon waters. The barrier reefs of the islands protect them from the storms and high waves of the Indian Ocean.


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