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Glossary of Terms

Lagoon
A body of water separated from the open sea by a sandbank or a reef.
Landslide
The sliding or falling of a mass of earth and rock from a mountain or hillside, often as the result of heavy precipitation or earthquake.
Lateral Line
A series of sensory organs in some aquatic animals, including fish, that allows them to sense movement in the water around them.
Lighthouse
A structure containing a light used to guide ships at sea or warn them away from dangerous coastal areas.
Latitude
The distance of a place north or south of the Earth's equator.

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