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This mid bay barrier in Narrabeen, a suburb of Sydney (Australia), has blocked what used to be a bay to form a lagoon."
This mid bay barrier in Narrabeen, a suburb of Sydney (Australia), has blocked what used to be a bay to form a lagoon."

This article is about natural lagoons. For artificial "lagoons" used to treat waste water, please see anaerobic lagoon and aerated lagoon. For the Super NES game, see Lagoon (video game). Image File history File links NarrabeenSydney-Lagoon. ... Image File history File links NarrabeenSydney-Lagoon. ... A photo of the anaerobic lagoon at the Cal Poly Dairy taken in 2003. ... An aerated lagoon is a holding and/or treatment pond that speeds up the natural process of biological decomposition of organic waste by stimulating the growth and activity of bacteria that degrade organic waste. ... Lagoon is a top-view action/adventure video game for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System in which Nasir, Champion of light, must investigate the source of the worlds corrupted water and return peace to Lakeland. ...

A lagoon is a body of comparatively shallow salt water separated from the deeper sea by a shallow or exposed sandbank, coral reef, or similar feature. Thus, the enclosed body of water behind a barrier reef or barrier islands or enclosed by an atoll reef is called a lagoon. This application of lagoon in English dates from 1769. It adapted and extended the sense of the Venetian laguna (cf Latin lacuna, 'empty space'), which specifically referred to Venice's shallow, island-studded stretch of salt water, protected from the Adriatic by the barrier beaches of the Lido (see Venetian Lagoon). Lagoon refers to both coastal lagoons formed by the buildup of sandbanks or reefs along shallow coastal waters, and the lagoons in atolls, formed by the growth of coral reefs on slowly sinking central islands. Sea water is water from a sea or ocean. ... Sunset at sea Look up Sea in Wiktionary, the free dictionary Look up maritime in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... In geography, a bar is a linear shoaling landform feature within a body of water. ... A reef surrounding an islet. ... A reef surrounding an islet. ... In geography, a bar is a linear shoaling landform feature within a body of water. ... Fanning Atoll (Tabuaeran) is a typical, small to moderate-sized atoll located in the central Pacific Ocean. ... The English language is a West Germanic language that originates in England. ... A lacuna is a gap in a manuscript, inscription, text, or a musical work. ... Location within Italy Venice (Italian: Venezia, Venetian: Venexia) 45°26′N 12°19′E, the city of canals, is the capital of the region of Veneto and of the province of Venice in Italy. ... The Adriatic Sea Source: NASA The Adriatic Sea (Italian Mare Adriatico, German Adriatisches Meer or Adria, Slovenian Jadransko morje or Jadran, Croatian Jadransko more or Jadran, Serbian Јадранско море or Јадран, Albanian Deti Adriatik) is an arm of the Mediterranean Sea separating the Apennine peninsula (Italy) from the Balkan peninsula, and the system... In geography, a bar is a linear shoaling landform feature within a body of water. ... // Lido in Venice Lido and the Venetian Lagoon. ... The Venetian Lagoon The Venetian Lagoon or the Venetian Riviera is a lagoon off the Adriatic Sea in which the city of Venice is situated. ...

Coastal lagoons are usually found on coasts with relatively small tidal ranges. They constitute approximately 13 percent of all coastlines. They generally extend parallel to the coastland, separated from the sea by barrier islands, sand and shingle bars or coral reefs. Non-reef lagoon barriers are formed by wave-action or longshore currents piling up coarser sediments off shore of the beach. Once a lagoon barrier has formed, finer sediments can settle out in the relatively quiet water behind the barrier, including sediments brought into the lagoon by rivers. Coastal lagoons typically have only constricted openings to the sea. As a result, water conditions in the lagoon can differ significantly from the open water of the sea in temperature, salinity, dissolved oxygen and sediment load. A coastal beach in the Philippines. ... It has been suggested that Littoral drift be merged into this article or section. ... Sediment is any particulate matter that can be transported by fluid flow and which eventually is deposited as a layer of solid particles on the bed or bottom of a body of water or other liquid. ... Temperature is the physical property of a system which underlies the common notions of hot and cold; the material with the higher temperature is said to be hotter. ... Salinity is the saltiness or dissolved salt content of a body of water. ... Oxygen saturation is a relative measure of the amount of oxygen that is dissolved or carried in a given medium. ...

In many English-speaking countries, coastal lagoons are sometimes called sounds, bays, rivers, or lakes. Albemarle Sound in North Carolina, Great South Bay, between Long Island and the barrier beaches of Fire Island in New York, Banana River in Florida and Lake Illawarra in New South Wales are all lagoons. In geography a sound is a large sea or ocean inlet larger than a bay, deeper than a bight, wider than a fjord, or it may identify a narrow sea or ocean channel between two bodies of land (see also strait). ... The bay at San Sebastián, Spain A headland is an area of land adjacent to water on three sides. ... The Murray River in Australia. ... A lake is a body of water surrounded by land. ... Albemarle Sound with the northern Outer Banks. ... Official language(s) English Capital Raleigh Largest city Charlotte Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 28th 139,509 km² 805 km 240 km 9. ... Great South Bay Great South Bay (actually a lagoon) is an arm of the Atlantic Ocean, approximately 45 mi (72 km) long, forming a large natural harbor on the southern side of Long Island in the U.S. state of New York. ... Fire Island Fire Island is a barrier island, approximately 30 mi (48 km) long and 0. ... Official language(s) None, English de facto Capital Albany Largest city New York City Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 27th 141,205 km² 455 km 530 km 13. ... The Banana River is actually a lagoon that lies between Cape Canaveral and Merritt Island in Brevard County, Florida in the USA. It is part of the Indian River Lagoon system, and flows to the south into the Indian River; it is the only part of the lagoon system not... Official language(s) English Capital Tallahassee Largest city Jacksonville Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 22nd 170 451 km² 260 km 800 km 17. ... Lake Illawarra is a large coastal lagoon, near the city of Wollongong about 100 km south of Sydney, New South Wales. ... Motto: Orta Recens Quam Pura Nites (Newly Risen, How Brightly You Shine) Nickname: First State, Premier State Other Australian states and territories Capital Sydney Government Governor Premier Const. ...

In Mexico often the use of "laguna", which lagoon translates to, is used to describe a lake, such as Laguna Catemaco. Laguna Catemaco is a lake located at the center of the Sierra de los Tuxtlas in south central Veracruz, in east central Mexico. ...

See also

  • Atoll
  • Category:Atolls
  • Category:Lagoons

Fanning Atoll (Tabuaeran) is a typical, small to moderate-sized atoll located in the central Pacific Ocean. ...


  • Encyclopedia Britannica. 2005. Lagoon. Encyclopedia Britannica Premium Service. [1] - accessed December 7, 2005.

December 7 is the 341st day (342nd in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ...

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