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marginal sea

noun
1.
water that lies alongside a state, falls under its authority, and extends about 3½ statute miles (6 kilometers) from the coast.
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  • Overall, this region is complex, with multiple small marginal sea basins colliding and subducting.
  • The coastal plains of marginal sea coasts vary in width and may be bordered by hills and low mountains.
  • Simulated results demonstrate the potential for considerable salinity increases upstream with even marginal sea-level rise.

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