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The triangular shaped land found at the mouth of some large rivers
Delta
Upper river springs, streams and tributaries
Headwaters
Ocean streams that are propelled by prevailing winds
Ocean Currents
An ocean inlet that merges with the mouth of a river
Estuary
A circular coral island that encloses a lagoon
Atoll
A body of land completely surrounded by water
Island
A mass of land surrounded by water on 3 sides
Peninsula
A narrow winding ocean inlet that penetrates a coastal mountain range
Fjord
Either a group of islands or a body of water that has many islands in it
Archipelago
A narrow strip of land with water on both sides that connects 2 lager land masses
Isthmus
A body of water that penetrates a coastline
Bay
A broad expanse of generally high and flat land
Mesa
A river of ice moving slowly down a mountain slope
Glacier
A deep, narrow depression in the earth’s surface
Canyon
A small body of water separated from the larger sea by a barrier of sands or coral reefs
Lagoon
A narrow low ridge of rock that is connected to a coast
Reef
A point of land extending into the sea
Cape
A part of an ocean or sea that is partially enclosed by a curving coastline
Gulf
A tall flat topped mountain with steep vertical sides
Plateau
A narrow passage of water connecting 2 larger bodies of water
Strait
The highest point of a continent
Continental Divide