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Definition

Sound: is a long, wide channel between two bodies of water, such as the ocean and a river. A sound is larger and deeper, and there is more flow and mixing in a sound than a lagoon.  Tides can be large, but the protection of the island or reef protects the body of water from wind and waves.  Wetland plants and animals can live here because of this protection.

Hawaiian Translation: Kai kowā


Example

Puget Sound in the state of Washington is a complex system of interconnected inlets, bays, and channels with tidal sea water entering from the west, and cold freshwater streams entering from surrounding mountains.

Puget Sound puget sound panorama

Click here to see some examples of the many plants and animals that make their home on Puget Sound.
http://pugetsound.org/explore/wildlife

Click here to visit the Long Island Sound of the coast of New York.
http://water.epa.gov/learn/kids/estuaries/lis1.cfm


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