Lagoon

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  • A body of water cut off from the open sea by coral reefs or sand bars.
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Abstract from DBPedia
    A lagoon is a shallow body of water separated from a larger body of water by a narrow landform, such as reefs, barrier islands, barrier peninsulas, or isthmuses. Lagoons are commonly divided into coastal lagoons and atoll lagoons. They have also been identified as occurring on mixed-sand and gravel coastlines. There is an overlap between bodies of water classified as coastal lagoons and bodies of water classified as estuaries. Lagoons are common coastal features around many parts of the world.

    ラグーン(英語: lagoon)は、砂州やサンゴ礁により外海から隔てられた水深の浅い水域のことである。ラテン語のlacuna(池、地面にあいた穴)がイタリア語のlagunaを経て英語に入ったもので、主として潟湖と礁湖の2通りの意味で用いられる。

    (Source: http://dbpedia.org/resource/Lagoon)