A beautiful lagoon with a story. Read on to know more.
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A LEVEL FIELD TRIP.
Saturdays are always a highlight for the A-level marine science group – because Saturday is field day. Field day can include almost anything, depending on what we were learning about that week. ..
On Saturday, the 15 students, teacher, and our 2 lovely photographers all jumped in the TRACC boats. Hats, snorkels, and shoes in tow, we all jetted across the sea to visit Bohey Delang. This field trip was for the students to get a firsthand look at atoll formation, the geological processes connected to coral reefs.
At TRACC, we are lucky enough to look at the backside of Bohey Dulang from our beach, and watch the mesmerising sunsets behind it every evening. ..
Bohey Dulang is one island in a chain that forms part of an extinct volcanic crater. You can really tell this after hiking up the path, 353m to the top, as you see the curve of the island, and the link to the other islands in the chain, and shallow reef patches, which clearly outline a once active volcano rim. ..
The views from the lookout are truly breathtaking. Looking out, there is a definitive sense of grandeur here, knowing you are on top of part of the geological processes that help to form coral reefs. ..
The reef here is different to PomPom, as Bohey Dulang is an atoll reef. Atoll reefs are ring shaped reefs that have a lagoon in the middle, and sometimes patch reefs. These are formed over the rim of an extinct volcano, starting as a fringing reef (which is a reef that forms along the edge of an island), and as natural processes occur, the island eventually sinks and turns the reef into an atoll reef, which is very evident with the reef and island shapes at Bohey Delang.
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