coral-reef lagoon

coral-reef lagoon

[′kär·əl ‚rēf lə′gün]
(geography)
The central, shallow body of water of an atoll or the water separating a barrier reef from the shore.
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Local completion of the pelagic larval stage of coastal fishes in coral-reef lagoons of the Society and Tuamotu Islands.