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[neer-shawr, -shohr] /ˈnɪərˌʃɔr, -ˌʃoʊr/
extending from or occurring along a shore.
Origin of nearshore
1895-1900; near + shore Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Sea otters are crucial indicators of the health of our nearshore waters and coastal resources, from kelp forests to fisheries.
  • The resulting polygon-based inventory characterizes physical and biological components of nearshore habitat.
  • The nearshore actually includes the areas both above and below the beach.
  • Predictive models of nearshore hydrodynamics, sediment transport, and beach evolution perform poorly.
  • It is a year-round resident, found over sandy areas in nearshore waters out to deep waters.
nearshore in Science
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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