Roatan's Geomorphology


The reef formations around Roatan have very different morphologies (shapes). There are three types of coral reefs around the island or Roatan. There are Barrier reefs, Atolls, & fringing reefs. These coral formations are quite different from each other. Sometimes, the reef forms a gradual slope away from the shoreline. This reef structure is referred to as a fringing reef. Read more on the Roatan Tourism Bureau Geomorphology page.


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I was surprised to learn that there are no signs of volcanic activity in the formation of the Bay Islands. The iron shore can easily lead anyone to believe it was formed by volcanic activity.

Thank you for sharing.

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