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Marine Lake (Geoform)

Component: Geoform

Unique Identifier: 119

Geoform Origin Geologic
Geoform Marine Lake


Description
Definition An inland body of permanently standing brackish or saline water whose water level is commonly influenced by ocean tides through subterranean cavities connecting to nearby lagoons. The lake is generally of appreciable size (larger than a pond) and too deep to permit emergent vegetation to take root completely across the expanse of water. Such water bodies can have unique biota (e.g., the stingless jellyfish of Palau).