near-shore

nearshore

[neer-shawr, -shohr]
adjective
extending from or occurring along a shore.

Origin:
1895–1900; near + shore

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nearshore   (nîr'shôr')  Pronunciation Key 
The region of land extending between the backshore, or shoreline, and the beginning of the offshore zone. Water depth in this area is usually less than 10 m (33 ft).
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