Coastal Ecosystems Key Terms

  • Barrier island
  • Longshore drift
  • Wetlands
  • Estuary
  • Detritivores
  • Anaerobic respiration
  • Coral reef
  • Apron reef
  • Fringing reef
  • Barrier reef
  • Patch reef
  • Ribbon reef
  • Table reef
  • Atoll reef
  • Grass community
  • Sandy beach
  • Backshore
  • Foreshore
  • Inshore
  • Rocky shore
  • Mangrove community
  • Fouling community
  • Kelp forest

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