Lagoon

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Definition of Lagoon:
A shallow body of water that does not receive significant freshwater inflow and that is separated from the open ocean by a barrier island or coral reef. [1] This is in contrast with estuaries that receive significant freshwater inflow. [2]
This is the common definition for Lagoon, other definitions can be discussed in the article


See Also

The coastal lagoon systems: the case of the Cienaga Grande de Santa Marta, Caribbean Coast, Colombia

References

  1. Pinet P.R. 1998.Invitation to Oceanography. Jones and Barlett Publishers. p. 508
  2. Pinet P.R. 1992. Oceanography: An introduction to the Planet Oceanus. West Publishing Company. p. 571