Part 5 out of 5
FRIENDLY group recently elevated.
FRINGING-REEFS, absent where coast precipitous.
Breached in front of streams.
Described by MM. Quoy and Gaimard.
Not closely attached to shelving coasts.
Of east coast of Africa.
On worn down banks of rock.
On banks of sediment.
Their appearance when elevated.
Their growth influenced by currents.
By shallowness of sea.
GAMBIER islands, section of.
GEOLOGICAL COMPOSITION of coral-formations.
GREAT CHAGOS BANK, description and theory of.
GREY, Captain, on sandbars.
GROUPING of the different classes of reefs.
HALL, Captain B., on Loo Choo.
HARVEY islands, recently elevated.
HEIGHT of encircled islands.
Hervey or Cook islands.
HOLOTHURIAE (Holuthuriae) feeding on coral.
HOUDEN island, height of.
Honduras, reef off.
HUAHEINE; alleged proofs of its recent elevation.
HURRICANES, effects of, on coral-islands.
INDIA, west coast, recently elevated.
IRREGULAR REEFS in shallow seas.
ISLETS of coral-rock, their formation.
Their destruction in the Maldiva atolls.
JAVA, recently elevated.
Juan de Nova.
Juan de Nova (Madagascar).
KAMTSCHATKA, proofs of its recent elevation.
KEELING atoll, section of reef.
Keeling, south atoll.
LADRONES, or Marianas, recently elevated.
LAGOON of Keeling atoll.
LAGOONS bordered by inclined ledges and walls, and theory of their
Of small atolls filled up with sediment.
LAGOON-CHANNELS within barrier-reefs.
LAGOON-REEFS, all submerged in some atolls, and rising to the surface in
LEDGES round certain lagoons.
LLOYD, Mr., on corals refixing themselves.
LOO CHOO, recently elevated.
LOW ARCHIPELAGO, alleged proofs of its recent elevation.
LOWNESS of coral-islands.
LUTKE, Admiral, on fissures across coral-islands.
LUZON, recently elevated.
LYELL, Mr., on channels into the lagoons of atolls.
On the lowness of their leeward sides.
On the antiquity of certain corals.
On the apparent continuity of distinct coral-islands.
On the recently elevated beds of the Red Sea.
On the outline of the areas of subsidence.
MADAGASCAR, quick growth of corals at.
Madreporitic rock of.
MAHLOS MAHDOO, theory of formation.
MALACCA, recently elevated.
MALCOLMSON, Dr., on recent elevation of W. coast of India.
On recent elevation of Camaran island.
MALDIVA atolls, and theory of their formation.
Steepness of their flanks.
Growth of coral at.
MARIANAS, recently elevated.
MARY'S ST., in Madagascar, harbour made in reefs.
Matia, or Aurora.
MAURITIUS, fringing-reefs of.
Depths at which corals live there.
MAURUA, section of.
Mexico, gulf of.
MILLEPORA COMPLANATA at Keeling atoll.
MOLUCCA islands, recently elevated.
MORESBY, Captain, on boring through coral-reefs.
NAVIGATOR archipelago, elevation of.
NELSON, Lieutenant, on the consolidation of coral-rocks under water.
Theory of coral-formations.
On the Bermuda islands.
NEW CALEDONIA, steepness of its reefs.
New Guinea (E. end).
New Guinea (W. end).
NEW HEBRIDES, recently elevated.
NEW IRELAND, recently elevated.
NULLIPORAE at Keeling atoll.
On the reefs of atolls.
Their wide distribution and abundance.
OBJECTIONS to the theory of subsidence.
OSCILLATIONS of level.
Ouallan, or Ualan. (Oualan.)
Palawan, S.W. coast.
PEMBA island, singular form of.
PERNAMBUCO, bar of sandstone at.
PERSIAN gulf, recently elevated.
PHILIPPINE archipelago, recently elevated.
PORITES, chief coral on margin of Keeling atoll.
Its probable subsidence.
PUMICE floated to coral-islands.
PYRARD DE LAVAL, astonishment at the atolls in the Indian Ocean.
QUOY AND GAIMARD, depths at which corals live.
Description of reefs applicable only to fringing-reefs.
RANGE of atolls.
RED SEA, banks of rock coated by reefs.
Proofs of its recent elevation.
Supposed subsidence of.
REEFS, irregular in shallow seas.
Rising to the surface in some lagoons and all submerged in others.
Their absence from some coasts.
RING-FORMED REEFS of the Maldiva atolls, and theory of.
RUPPELL, Dr., on the recent deposits of Red Sea.
Sable, ile de.
Sahia de Malha.
Salomon archipelago. (Solomon.)
SAMOA, or Navigator archipelago, elevation of.
SAND-BARS parallel to coasts.
SANDWICH archipelago, recently elevated.
SAVAGE island, recently elevated.
Saya, or Sahia de Malha.
SCARUS feeding on corals.
SCORIAE floated to coral-islands.
SECTIONS of islands encircled by barrier-reefs.
SEDIMENT in Keeling lagoon.
In other atolls.
Injurious to corals.
Transported from coral-islands far seaward.
SHIP-BOTTOM quickly coated with coral.
SOCIETY archipelago, stationary condition of.
Alleged proofs of recent elevation.
SOOLOO islands, recently elevated.
SPONGE, depths at which found.
STONES transported in roots of trees.
STORMS, effects of, on coral-islands.
STUTCHBURY, Mr., on the growth of an Agaricia.
On upraised corals in Society archipelago.
SUBSIDENCE of Keeling atoll.
Extreme slowness of.
Areas of, apparently elongated.
Areas of immense.
Great amount of.
Suez, gulf of.
SUMATRA, recently elevated.
SURF favourable to the growth of massive corals.
TAHITI, alleged proofs of its recent elevation.
TEMPERATURE of the sea at the Galapagos archipelago.
THEORIES on coral-formations.
THEORY OF subsidence, and objections to.
THICKNESS, vertical, of barrier-reefs.
TIMOR, recently elevated.
TRADITIONS OF CHANGE in coral-islands.
TRIDACNAE embedded in coral-rock.
Left exposed in the Low archipelago.
TUBULARIA, quick growth of.
VANIKORO, section of.
Its state and changes in its reefs.
VOLCANIC islands, with living corals on their shores.
Matter, probably not associated with thick masses of coral-rock.
VOLCANOES, authorities for their position on the map.
Their presence determined by the movements in progress.
Absent or extinct in the areas of subsidence.
WELLSTEAD, Lieutenant, account of a ship coated with corals.
WEST INDIES, banks of sediment fringed by reefs.
WHITSUNDAY island, view of.
Changes in its state.
WILLIAMS, Rev. J., on traditions of the natives regarding coral-islands.
On antiquity of certain corals.
Yucutan, coast of.
ZONES of different kinds of corals outside the same reefs.
End of The Project Gutenburg Etext of Coral Reefs, by Charles Darwin
Back to Full Books