WONDER #9771: What is a Lagoon?
Question 1 of 3
Which of these statements about lagoons is not true?
- A lagoon is a shallow body of water separated by another body of water by a reef or island.
- Lagoons always contain the word "lagoon" in their names.
- The word "lagoon" come from the Italian word "laguna."
- Very deep lagoons are often called atolls.
Question 2 of 3
The word "laguna" describes the waters around ______________.
- New York City
Question 3 of 3
What is the difference between a lagoon and an estuary?
- A lagoon and an esuary are the same thing.
- Lagoons are shallow and estuaries are deep.
- Lagoons are sensitive to changes in sea level, and estuaries are more stable.
- Lagoons usually contain salt water, and estuaries have a regular inflow of fresh water.
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