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  • noun Plural form of embayment.


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  • The pacific coast of Costa Rica has a large number of embayments that provide shelter from wind and waves, which favor mangrove development.


  • The highest deposition occurs in coral reef habitats (9 Tmol yr-1), followed by banks and embayments (4 Tmol yr-1), carbonate shelves (6 Tmol yr-1) and non-carbonate shelves (4 Tmol year-1).

    Coastal zone

  • It includes the great polar embayments of the Weddell Sea and Ross Sea, and the deep circumpolar belt of ocean between 50 and 60°S and the southern fringes of the warmer oceans to the north.


  • The geomorphology of the region is shaped by the combined processes of glaciation, glacial retreat and the continuing emergence of new land that has left a mosaic of shallow, sheltered embayments and islands next to deep, open waters resulting in a wide range of habitats.

    Kvarken Archipelago High Coast, Finland and Sweden

  • In the south-west, broken hill country, encircling lowland embayments, forms the transition to the deeply incised plateau that reaches its greatest elevations of over 2,000 m above sea level in the Kabale district.

    Water profile of Uganda

  • Where there are barrier beaches fronting embayments, the sand absorbs the energy much as it does at the base of cliffs.

    Coastal barriers in the United States

  • With flooding, most of the coastal embayments filled with sediment.

    Tijuana River National Estuarine Research Reserve, California

  • Shark Bay is a complete marine ecosystem containing many important features, including the Wooramel seagrass bank, the Faure sill and ecosystems dominated by benthic microbial communities which flourish in the hypersaline embayments, and living fossil stromatolites.

    Shark Bay, Australia

  • Shark Bay along the coastline is an inverse estuary: along the arid coastline, the high evaporation rate from shallow embayments without significant freshwater inflows and with restricted tidal exchange creates an environment with a salinity that exceeds that of the seawater.

    West-Central Australian Shelf large marine ecosystem

  • White pine was once common on sandy lake plains, occupying sites from poorly drained embayments to excessively drained sand dunes.

    Western Great Lakes forests


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