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sandbar

[′san‚bär]
(geology)
A bar or low ridge of sand bordering the shore and built up, or near, to the surface of the water by currents or wave action. Also known as sand reef.
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We killed time snoozing, joking, and watching the highest tides of the month rise and fall, stranding the traditional Y-board decoys on land then floating them again when the sandbar submerged: The waters moving in and out looked like the earth breathing.
Pictures taken by rescued passengers after daybreak and broadcast on television showed the shiny, multi-story luxury vessel on its side and about half submerged on the sandbar just a few hundred metres (yards) from Giglio.
Without periodic flooding, sandbars can become overgrown with vegetation, increasing predation and eventually covering the sandbar.
Abstract--The sandbar shark (Carcharhinus plumbeus) was the cornerstone species of western North Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico large coastal shark fisheries until 2008 when they were allocated to a research-only fishery.
He ran into trouble - literally - after the sun went down and the tide went out, when his 16-foot boat became marooned on a sandbar.
The Canadian Coast Guard reported the tanker was hung up on a sandbar southwest of the community of Gjoa Haven in the territory of Nunuvut.
A SPEEDBOAT sank on a sandbar close to Aberdyfi yesterday leaving two men clinging to the vessel.
Sandbar did her best to trouble the front two but had to settle for third place.
For this purpose it is first of all necessary to choose the optimal place and depth for sand dumping, to determine the technical parameters of the artificial sandbar (analogue of the natural sandbar) and to assess the compatibility of sand to be used for coast restoration taking into consideration the requirements for coast and environment protection.
Four proposals were submitted to CITES for uplisting of shark species to Appendix II to offer them greater protection: Proposal 15 for five shark species (Scalloped, Great and Smooth Hammerhead, Sandbar and Dusky Shark -- amended to remove the Sandbar and Dusky Shark); Proposal 16 for the Oceanic Whitetip by Palau and the United States; Proposal 17 for the Porbeagle Shark; and Proposal 18 for the Spiny Dogfish proposed by the EU and Palau.
The Smooth hammerhead, great hammerhead, sandbar and dusky sharks have also been submitted as look-alike species.