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Bikini Atoll is a coral Reef in the Marshall Islands (photo)


Атолл Бикини - атолл в Тихом океане в цепи Ралик на Маршалловых Островах.

Bikini Atoll is a coral reef in the Marshall Islands consisting of 23 islands surrounding a 229.4-square-mile (594.1 km2) central lagoon. The atoll is at the northern end of the Ralik Chain.

In popular culture:

  • Mondo Cane shows the effects of the nuclear tests on the wildlife.
  • The documentary Bikini – mon amour by Oliver Herbrich shows the effects of long term low level radiation on the population.
  • The Nickelodeon series SpongeBob SquarePants primarily takes place in Bikini Bottom, named after Bikini Atoll.
  • On 5 July 1946 Louis Réard introduced a new swimsuit design named the bikini after the atoll.