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a sand ridge that rises slightly above the surface of the sea and runs roughly parallel to the shore, from which it is separated by a lagoon.
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Special emphasis is placed on the protection of the fragile
The shifting sands of the
are constantly exposed to ocean waves, currents, and tides.
Defines the boundaries of the four
plains that comprise the littoral cell.
The removal of the cottages will clean up a vandalized and unsafe area and restore the
The spit acted as a protective arm, or
, and this allowed the extensive salt marsh to develop.
system, dunes, and salt marshes provide storm protection for the low-lying inland areas.
The marsh is a lagoon wetland and swamp forest that has developed behind a narrow
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