Definition of nearshore in English:


Syllabification: near·shore
Pronunciation: /ˈni(ə)rˌSHôr


  • Relating to or denoting the region of the sea or seabed relatively close to a shore.
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    • The Kelvin wave, the dominant component of the internal wave field, was responsible for alongshore velocities in the nearshore regions.
    • The nearshore habitat of this region is characterized by numerous bays and passages with shallow shelf habitat
    • This site has yielded a relatively well-preserved and diverse nearshore marine vertebrate fauna consisting of sharks, rays, bony fishes, reptiles, and whales.

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