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Coral islands are created by tiny sea-creatures called polyps. In order to protect skeletons of Calcium carbonate.
When they die, these skeletons turn into large masses of white limestone.
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What is sand?

Sand is rock material that has been eroded into tiny grains. Theoretically, sand could be composed of any eroded rock (for instance, the White Sands in New Mexico are gypsum), but it is largely made up of quartz because quartz is a very hard substance and so does not erode particularly easily. So wh (MORE)

Why is Lakshadweep known as a coral island?

lakshadweep islands are called coral islands as polyps, over the years when die forms layers of land. it is a natural and slow phenomena. thus, like this Lakshadweep is formed.

Are Sand bass the same as white bass?

Yes. No, they are not.the sand bass is related to the black sea bass,while the white bass is related to striped bass and white perch,the morone family.The sand bass is a fish of shallow structure and shipwrecks,prefering shallower water than the black sea bass.Also,the white bass is a freshwater fi (MORE)

How many islands are there in lakshadweep?

There are a total of 39 islands that make up Lakshadweep. There aretwelve atolls, three reefs and five submerged banks. The geographyof Lakshadweep changes frequently with growing reefs andfluctuating ocean levels.

Where does white sand come from?

Answer . Beach sand with a white hue usually comes from eroded coral. White Sands, New Mexico is famous for the white sand which originates from gypsum deposits from an ancient sea.

Is white sand soluble in water?

Beach sand, or white sand, has the molecular formula, SiO 2 and is used to make glass. It is completely insoluble in water

Why white sand doesn't heat?

Because it has high reflectivity. That's why it's white it reflects not particular colors but white (all colors together).

What type of sand is white sands?

White sand that found in the White Sands National Monument in NewMexico and on beaches around the world is composed mainly of erodedlimestone. Also it can be made by parrot fish who eat hard corals,digest them, then release the excrement into the ocean which turnsinto white sand.

Why do some beaches have white sand?

The colors of beaches are directly related to the sources of the sand. The darker sands contain more dark minerals, the very light, white sands are typically macerated calcareous material from reefs or shells. -I copied this of ekil422 - I can't take the glory for it I only found out because I wa (MORE)

Why lakshadweep is called coral island?

Lakshadweep is made from tiny marine animals known as polyps. The skeleton of these creature after they die are known as coral. Since Lakshadweep contains many polyps it is known as coral islands.

Do you need a passport to go to lakshadweep?

For Indians: All Indian tourists need to get entry permits from the Lakshadweep administration. The four islands open to Indian Tourists are Kalpeni, Kavaratti, Minicoy, and Kadmat. Tours to these islands by ship are organized by the Society for Promotion of Recreational Tourism and Sports (SPORTS) (MORE)

Which bird sanctuary is situated in Pitti Island of Lakshadweep?

Pitti bird sanctuary is the only bird sanctuary in Lakshadweep. This island is protected under Indian wildlife act 1972. This island is the only place in India where terns breed. Though terns breed in other open reefs like Cheriyapani and Valiyapani Pitti support the highest numbers. For more detail (MORE)

How lakshadweep island formed?

well, today when my social mam was explaining me about lakshwadeep island ...she told us that it was formed by small creatures names sea polyps and like that it went on .. This Is True ... =)

Why are some beaches half black and half white sand?

This is merely due to the presence of other sediments than the normal silica sand. Whether this is some form of mafic, magnetic element, a volcanic sediment or any other, it is just a different element that has been deposited alongside silica.

Why did the Columbia landed on the white sands?

The Columbia didn't land "on the white sands", it landed at White Sands Missile Range. In 1982, STS-3 was planned as a 7 day flight. However, it was extended an extra day because of high winds at the backup landing site, Northrop Strip, at White Sands Missile Range near Las Cruces, New Mexico, si (MORE)

Why is sand white color?

Not all sand is white. There is some white sand, but a number of other shades exist from tan to black. The white sand at White Sands National Monument is white because of the gypsum in it, while the white sand of beaches in the remote oceans is composed largely of calcium carbonate from shell and co (MORE)

How far is lakshadweep from trivandrum?

Lakshadweep is not accessible directly from Trivandrum, you need to travel via Kochi. (Kochi is 6 hours away (by road) from Trivandrum ) Lakshadweep is about 18 hours away (by Sea). By Air (Air India) to Lakshadweep from Kochi, is about 1.5 hours. Distance between Kochi & Lakshadweep - 440KMs

Is white sand bad for a Betta fish?

From what I have seen, no. Everything varies, so it might. But I have not seen them become dameged from it. But I advise you consult an expert.

What is the size of lakshadweep islands?

Lakshadweep is the smallest union territory in the Indian sub-continent. The whole of Lakshad-weep area is comprised of three coral reefs, five banks that are immersed under water and twelve atolls. The wonderful land of Lakshadweep has immense possibility of being a world famous tour-ist spot. (MORE)

How can plants grow in white sands soil?

White sands tends to keep its liquid after it absorbs it, The sand releases the liquid over time through small holes in its outer layer. The plant will get enough water to sustain itself for the period of time until the next rainfall.

Why do some beaches have tan sand vs black sand or white sand?

The composition of sand is highly variable, depending on the local rock sources and conditions. 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 mate (MORE)

Where is lakshadweep?

Lakshadweep is a group of islands in the Laccadive Sea, 120-270 miles off the south western coast of India.

What actors and actresses appeared in White Sands - 1992?

The cast of White Sands - 1992 includes: Joy Bouton as Sue Karen Breeding as Cowgirl Megan Butler as Goodman Lisa Cloud as Redhead Tom Conner as La Fonda Desk Clerk Willem Dafoe as Deputy Sheriff Ray Dolezal Fred Dalton Thompson as Arms Dealer Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio as Lane Bodine Beth Grant as (MORE)