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- A sound or seaway is a large sea/ ocean inlet.
- A narrow sea or ocean channel between two bodies of land.
- It is larger than a bay.
- Deeper than a bight.
- Wider than a fjord.
- Short name for the Øresund.
- The main waterway between the North Sea & the Baltic Sea.
- Inlets containing large islands.
e.g. Puget Sound
- Open ocean
Queen Charlotte Sound
- Formed by the sea flooding a river valley.
- This produces a long inlet sloping valley hillsides descend to sea-level.
- It continue beneath the water to sea floor.
example : The Marlborough Sounds,New Zealand
- Sound is produced glacier carving out a valley on the coast then receding.
- The glacier produces has steep.
- Near vertical.
- Deep under water.
- This type of sound termed a fjord.
e.g.Fiordland, New Zealand