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Almost-atoll of Aitutaki reef studies in the Cook Islands, South Pacific by D. R. Stoddart

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Published by Smithsonian Institution in Washington .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Natural history -- Cook Islands -- Aitutaki Atoll

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Edition Notes

Includes bibliographies.

Statementedited by D. R. Stoddart and P. E. Gibbs.
SeriesAtoll research bulletin -- no. 190
ContributionsGibbs, Peter Edwin.
The Physical Object
Pagination158 p. :
Number of Pages158
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL13623873M
OCLC/WorldCa1891376

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Almost-Atoll of Aitutaki: Reef Studies in the Cook Islands, South Pacific by Stoddart, D.r.; Gibbs, P.e. (eds) at Pemberley Books Theme Oxley Nepal Slate Thistle Currency GBP (£) US$ EURO YEN. Excerpt: Aitutaki - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Aitutaki is an "almost atoll", located at. It has a maximum elevation of approximately metres with the hill known as Maunga Pu close to its northernmost point. The land area of the atoll is km, of which the main island occupies km. Excerpt: Aitutaki - Aitutaki is an "almost atoll", located at. It has a maximum elevation of approximately metres with the hill known as Maunga Pu close to its northernmost point. The land area of the atoll is km², of which the main island occupies km².Format: Copertina flessibile. Introduction Carbonate sediment distribution in the lagoon of the almost-atoll Aitutaki (Cook Islands, south Pacific) has great importance as non-skeletal grains such as ooids and peloids were discovered in relatively high abundances (Rankey and Reeder, ). This was a suprising discovery.

The almost-atoll of Aitutaki is the northernmost island of the main southern Cook group (Figure 1). Aitutaki (Figure 2) is composed of a large remnant of the original volcanic cone and a ring of 13 small. This magnificent and remote island has a triangular-shaped ‘almost’-atoll rising up meters from the floor of the Pacific Ocean. It consists of three volcanic and 12 coral islets (motus). The main island is where most of the Aitutaki accommodation is located, the .   Aitutaki is an “almost atoll” in the Cook Islands group, probably first settled around AD The land area of the atoll is square miles ( square kilometers), of which the main island occupies square miles ( km²), with a hill called Maunga Pu providing the highest elevation of approximately meters. The Southern Group, with 90% of the land and 90% of the population, is physically diverse with a young volcanic island (Rarotonga), four raised-reef islands (Mangaia, ‘Âtiu, Ma‘uke and Miti‘âro), an almost-atoll (Aitutaki), two atolls (Manuae and Palmerston) and a sand-cay (Takûtea).

Aitutaki Features a main island Arutanga which it's highest point is Meters above sea level which is surrounded by a number of sister islands (known as motus) within the crystal blue lagoon. As Tourism is a main source of income in the islands kitesurfing accounts for over 50% in the island. THIS magnificent and remote island is the stuff of which dreams are made. It is a triangular-shaped 'almost'-atoll rising up metres from the floor of the Pacific Ocean. It consists of three volcanic and 12 coral islets (motu)It was probably first settled around AD and one of its great legendary Polynesian discoverers was Ru who named it Utataki Enua O Ru Ki Te Moana. Gorgeous Aitutaki, also traditionally known as Araura. Aitutaki is one of the Cook Islands, north of Rarotonga. It has a population of approximately 2, Aitutaki is the second most visited island of the Cook Islands. The main village is Arutanga (Arutunga) on the west side. Aitutaki is an “almost atoll”. Read the latest articles of Sedimentary Geology at , Elsevier’s leading platform of peer-reviewed scholarly literature.