A computer systems engineer by profession, Amita Vadlamudi appreciates Earth’s natural wonders as well. Amita Vadlamudi enjoys learning about landforms and marine biology.
An atoll is a unique ringed landform that forms over millions of years. It begins as an undersea volcano known as a seamount. As the volcano erupts and lava hardens under the water, the elevation of the seamount increases until it breaches the surface of the ocean and becomes an island.