WONDER #9771: What is a Lagoon?

Question 1 of 3

Which of these statements about lagoons is not true?

  1. A lagoon is a shallow body of water separated by another body of water by a reef or island.
  2. Lagoons always contain the word "lagoon" in their names.
  3. The word "lagoon" come from the Italian word "laguna."
  4. Very deep lagoons are often called atolls.

Question 2 of 3

The word "laguna" describes the waters around ______________.

  1. Venice
  2. London
  3. Sydney
  4. New York City

Question 3 of 3

What is the difference between a lagoon and an estuary?

  1. A lagoon and an esuary are the same thing.
  2. Lagoons are shallow and estuaries are deep.
  3. Lagoons are sensitive to changes in sea level, and estuaries are more stable.
  4. Lagoons usually contain salt water, and estuaries have a regular inflow of fresh water.

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