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Estuaries

Characteristics

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Coastal plain estuaries: Chesapeake Bay, The sea level rises and fills in the existing river valley.

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      Tectonic Estuaries: San Francisco Bay, The land folds or faults and are found along the coast lines

                                   

           

Bar- Built Estuaries: A shallow lagoon or beach is protected from the ocean by sand bars and barrier islands Gulf Coast of North America      

                                 

 

Fjords: U shaped Valleys formed by glaciers found in places like Alaska and northern Europe