Collection of sand of particles originating in tropical and sub-tropical marine environments from bioerosion of limestone skeletal material of marine organisms.- Coral sand
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Granular material composed of finely divided rock and mineral particles.
The bright white sands found in tropical and subtropical coastal settings are eroded limestone and may contain coral and shell fragments in addition to other organic or organically derived fragmental material, suggesting that sand formation depends on living organisms, too.
Bioerosion describes the breakdown of hard ocean substrates – and less often terrestrial substrates – by living organisms.
Bioerosion of coral reefs generates the fine and white coral sand characteristic of tropical islands.
Species of flowering tree in the mallow family, Malvaceae, that is native to the Old World tropics.
Sea Hibiscus is well adapted to grow in coastal environment in that it tolerates salt and waterlogging and can grow in quartz sand, coral sand, marl, limestone, and crushed basalt.
Species of Pandanus that is native to Malesia, eastern Australia, and the Pacific Islands.
Thatch Screwpine is well adapted to grow in the many soil types present on coasts, including quartz sand, coral sand, and peat, as well as in limestone and basalt.
Artificial island created by government decision in 1991 as a municipal landfill situated to the west of Malé, and is located between Kaafu Atoll's Giraavaru and Gulhifalhu of the Maldives.
Waste received from Malé was deposited into the midst of the pit, which was topped off with a layer of construction debris and then uniformly levelled with white sand.
The Sama-Bajau refers to several Austronesian ethnic groups of Maritime Southeast Asia.
Sama-Bajau fishermen are often associated with illegal and destructive practices, like blast fishing, cyanide fishing, coral mining, and cutting down mangrove trees.
Third-largest island on Tizard Bank in the northwest of the Spratly Islands in South China Sea.
Namyit Island has no source of fresh water, and its coral sand is not suitable for plants in general.
The Spanish Virgin Islands (Islas Vírgenes Españolas), formerly called the Passage Islands (Spanish: Islas del Pasaje) and also known as the Puerto Rican Virgin Islands (Islas Vírgenes de Puerto Rico, Islas Vírgenes Puertorriqueñas), West Virgin Islands (Spanish: Islas Vírgenes Occidental, Islas Vírgenes Occidentales) primarily consisting of the islands of Culebra and Vieques, are part of the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico and are located east of the main island of Puerto Rico in the Caribbean.
The coast is marked by cliffs, coral sand beaches, and mangroves.
Island country in Polynesia in the Pacific Ocean.
Its climate is hot and humid, with annual rainfall varying from 2500–3500 mm. The soil is very weakly developed, consisting mostly of coral sand and calcium carbonate-rich regosols.
Beach on the south-eastern coast of Australia, facing the Tasman Sea.
Jones Beach is a relatively straight east-facing white sand beach that is about 900 m long, located between Minnamurra Point, a 30 m high headland, and basalt columns of the southern Cathedral Rocks.