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How are lagoons formed?

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2012-09-05 13:11:53

A lagoon forms when a body of water is enclosed behind a barrier

reef. It can also form together with the formation of an atoll, it

being the body of water in the middle of the atoll. A lagoon is a

body of comparatively shallow salt or brackish water separated from

the deeper sea.

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