barrier lagoon

barrier lagoon

[′bar·ē·ər lə′gün]
(geography)
A shallow body of water that separates the shore and a barrier reef.
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In the reef barrier lagoon of Puerto Morelos, Suarez-Morales and Gasca (1990) studied the dial variation of zooplankton associated with T.
The arcuate strandlines on the northwest coast of the Peloponnese form the longest coastal sandy plains with barrier lagoons in Greece (Fig.