marginal sea

noun
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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