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embayment

Line breaks: em¦bay|ment
Pronunciation: /ɛmˈbeɪm(ə)nt
 
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Definition of embayment in English:

noun

A recess in a coastline forming a bay: the embayments that dent the southern Peloponnesian coasts
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  • Longshore drift transported sediment from this eroding rocky coastline to these embayments following the culmination of the post-glacial marine transgression some 7 ka ago.
  • Presque Isle Bay is a small embayment (505 ha, Pyron et al. 2001) on the eastern shore of Lake Erie.
  • Although often described as a benthic or epiphytic species, A. carterae also thrives in the plankton of coastal embayments and estuaries, possibly connected with a diurnal vertical migration.

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