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Black and Caspian Seas, Coastal Ecology and Geomorphology

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Coastal zone of the Black Sea

The coasts of the Black Sea are rather uniform and slightly embayed. The Crimea is the only large peninsula protruding offshore. The wide opened bays facing the sea (Odesskii, Kalamitskii, Tendrovskii, Karkynitskii, Yarylgachskii, Burgasskii) as well as the above mentioned Crimean Peninsula are located in the northern part of the region. The southern, eastern, and western coasts are smooth and uniform with small bays. The total extent of the coastline exceeds 4,000 km (Figure B55).

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Types of coasts of the Black Sea and the Sea of Azov. 1, straight faulted; 2, erosional bight; 3, graded erosional and depositional; 4, graded depositional; 5, liman and lagoon, erosional and depositional. Key study areas are shown by numbers (I–III).

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Dolotov, Y., Kaplin, P. (2005). Black and Caspian Seas, Coastal Ecology and Geomorphology. In: Schwartz, M.L. (eds) Encyclopedia of Coastal Science. Encyclopedia of Earth Science Series. Springer, Dordrecht. https://doi.org/10.1007/1-4020-3880-1_52

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