Topics: Archipelago, Stream, Desert Pages: 4 (1297 words) Published: August 24, 2006
ARCHIPELAGO- a large group or chain of islands any large body of water with many islands and or in other words Any sea or broad sheet of water interspersed with many islands or with a group of islands. Some 50 million years ago, the archipelago was formed by volcanic eruptions which is how an archipelago is formed.

ISLAND-An island is a piece of land that is surrounded by water. Water being any type of body of water wheter it be a lake,ocean or pond. the island jus must be completely surrounded by water isolated by itself

OCEAN- An ocean is a large body of salt water that surrounds a continent. Oceans cover more than two-thirds of the total earths surface.

BEACH- The beach is the shore of a body of water, especially when sandy or pebbly. Or it can be the sand or pebbles on a shore. Or in other cases it can be the zone above the water line at a shore of a body of water, marked by a an accumulation of sand, stone, or gravel that has been deposited by the tide or by the waves. In the beach several animals have made in a natural habitats from it.

SHORELINE- A shorline is basically the edge of a body of water. The body of water can be anything from as small as a river or to as large as an ocean. No mater what there always as to be a shoreline because the water is going to end somewhere.

PENNINSULA- A peninsula is a body of land that is surrounded by water on three sides. This does not mean two sides or four by exactly three sides must be out in the water. This usually means that its unusally sticking out of the rest of its whole land area/perimiter

ESTUARY- An estuary is where a river meets the sea or ocean. this is just like a meeting spot where it goes from very large amount of water meetin a very small amount of water

BARRIER REEF- A Barrieer Reef i a long narrow ridge of coral or rock parallel to and relatively near a coatline, separated from the coastline by a lagoon to deep for coral growth.

LAGOON- a lagoon is a shallow body of water...
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