The Maldives—Geologic Paradox
Lecture no. 28 from the course: The World's Greatest Geological Wonders
Taught by Professor Michael E. Wysession | 27 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online Science Course
Home to some of the world’s most beautiful beaches, the Maldives in the Indian Ocean show the tranquil end-stage of ocean islands built on hotspots. The volcanoes beneath this coral reef archipelago are long since dormant, and the islands themselves barely rise above sea level.