submerged breakwater

submerged breakwater

[səb′mərjd ′brāk‚wȯd·ər]
(oceanography)
A breakwater with its top below the still water level; when struck by a wave, part of the wave energy is reflected seaward and the remaining energy is largely dissipated in a breaker, transmitted shoreward as a multiple crest system, or transmitted shoreward as a simple wave system.
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Next month the 100-1000 Partnership will begin installing 700 feet of oyster reef and submerged breakwaters at Helen Wood Park, AL;