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Synonyms for embayment

an indentation of a shoreline larger than a cove but smaller than a gulf

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Shallow-water habitat use by newly settled southern Tanner crab (Chionoecetes bairdi): depth distribution, habitat associations, and differential growth in embayments around Kodiak Island, Alaska.
The densities of juvenile Tanner crabs during summer in Kodiak embayments remained high from 2009 through 2011, in the range of 2-10 crabs/[m.
In 2009 both zooplankton and benthic invertebrates were collected for stable isotope analysis but not invertebrate density estimates, in the same embayments where fish were collected.
2d) shows new marsh rapidly infilling the wide, shallow embayment toward Chestle Pill, implying outward spreading at a rate of not less than about 10 m annually.
These long-term effects are potentially compounded in embayments where changes in residence times and circulation patterns may change profoundly through time in response to geomorphological processes.
This remote region of tundra and steep volcanic mountains is edged by shallow-water embayments containing extensive intertidal stands of eelgrass (Ward et al.
However, burrowers such as nematodes and some copepods are thought to have entered artificial depressions via crawling or passively through disturbance-induced suspension in the intertidal and in shallow embayments (35, 36).
The sequence of sand lenses, black shale, dolomite, and gypsum support a variety of possible shallow, marginal-marine environments such as restricted embayments, lagoons, or salinas.
Siddiquie and Bahl (1965) suggest that these bentonites formed by the weathering of Precambrian igneous and metamorphic rocks followed by transport and deposition in embayments.
We evaluated spatial and seasonal variations in phytoplankton composition, biomass, distribution and production along the longitudinal axis of the Sardis reservoir and major tributary embayments.
The large tidal range, small catchment size, and low outflows characteristic of eastern Australian embayments have resulted in the extensive deposition of typically fine-grained Holocene sulfidic sediments (White et al.
Linking the land to the sea, the shallow tidal creeks and embayments along the shores of larger estuaries are the first zone of impact for many of the chemical and microbial pollutants washed or released into estuaries.
Kambalda style massive and heavily disseminated sulphides occur in footwall embayments.
A component in this model was the creation of new headlands as the rising sea encountered high topographic features, resulting in the appearance of new cliffs and the segmentation of the migrating barrier into sections in separate embayments.