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Any body of salt water or brackish water that is a shallow separation from the rest of the sea is considered a lagoon, and they form when sand banks or reefs build up along shallow waters near the coast or when coral reefs grow on central islands that are sinking. Estuaries, or fresh water streams, feed the lagoons as they grow.

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