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1. A bay or baylike shape.
2. The formation of a bay.


a shape resembling a bay


(ɛmˈbeɪ mənt)

a bay or baylike formation.
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Noun1.embayment - an indentation of a shoreline larger than a cove but smaller than a gulfembayment - an indentation of a shoreline larger than a cove but smaller than a gulf
bight - a broad bay formed by an indentation in the shoreline; "the Bight of Benin"; "the Great Australian Bight"
body of water, water - the part of the earth's surface covered with water (such as a river or lake or ocean); "they invaded our territorial waters"; "they were sitting by the water's edge"
Guantanamo Bay - an inlet of the Caribbean Sea; a United States naval station was established on the bay in 1903
sea - a division of an ocean or a large body of salt water partially enclosed by land
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Brown tide refers to several phytoplankton species that color the water brown at high concentrations and is primarily found in the eastern embayments of Long Island, including the Great South Bay, Moriches Bay, Shinnecock Bay, and the Peconic Bays system.
Around Kodiak Island, juvenile Tanner crabs grow more rapidly in protected embayments with fine sediments, compared with other more exposed nearshore locations (Ryer et al.
Since the initial discovery of Sargassum horneri and Undaria pinnatifida in the Port of Los Angeles and Long Beach complex, their range and abundance has dramatically increased throughout the Southern California Bight to include many Channel Islands and coastal embayments.
The slight embayments mapped at the outer ends of the drains that cross the marsh also generally indicate an erosional state.
The no discharge zone encompasses approximately 3,675 square miles and 326 shoreline miles, including the navigable portions of the Lower Genesee, Oswego, Black Rivers and numerous other tributaries and harbors, embayments of the Lake including Irondequoit Bay, Sodus Bay, North/South Ponds, Henderson Bay, Black River Bay and Chautmont Bay, and an abundance of formally designated habitats and waterways of local, state, and national significance.
Mazes of mangrove-edged connected creeks and embayments create extensive nurseries for bonefish and other species.
For well-equilibrated open waters in the Eastern Australian Current the northeast coast value is likely to approximate local open ocean values, but studies elsewhere suggest that the waters within embayments like Moreton Bay itself could reflect local input and hydrological conditions (e.
In Alaska, brant are increasing along the Alaska Peninsula at Izembek Lagoon and adjacent embayments, where virtually the entire eastern Pacific Flyway population stages in fall prior to transoceanic migration to wintering areas (Reed et al.
56 papers from the Tenth International Conference on Estuarine and Coastal Modeling are presented in this volume, providing engineers in the field with updates on state-of-the-art application and models for bays, sounds, estuaries, embayments, bights, lagoons and coastal seas.
Formed largely of freshwater glacial ice, the Larsen Ice Shelf is a series of three shelves occupying distinct embayments along the coast of the Antarctic Peninsula and are named A, 13 and C according to their location.