marine crustacean with feathery food-catching appendages
The findings include sponges, molluscs, crustaceans and
that might be completely new to science.Nature (May 5, 2020)
a steady flow of a fluid or gas
The man, in his 30s, and the child became caught in dangerous rip
in the waters off the 4200 block of Ocean Front Walk about 3:40 p.m.Los Angeles Times (May 18, 2020)
a small boat of shallow draft
Dingi means "small boat" in Hindi. You'll often see a
dingy, powered either with oars or a motor, towed behind larger boats.
a ridge of sand created by the wind
For Vatanen, a religious man, driving is an art form and the gravel roads, forest tracks and sand
provided the canvas for his talent.Reuters (Apr 26, 2020)
In Old English,
dun means "hill."
the outward flow of the tide
But for Ahmed al-Mufti, and the farmers keeping a watchful eye on the
river waters, the threat is one far bigger than Khartoum’s golf courses.The Guardian (Apr 23, 2020)
the wide part of a river where it nears the sea
“The BP oil spill in and of itself did extensive damage, but it also further exacerbated factors causing land loss in ecosystems and
.”Washington Post (Apr 19, 2020)
Aestuarium is a Latin adjective meaning "tidal."
the floating wreckage of a ship
Later, after they became friends, Sooley helped Jarman gather
for the garden on the beach, and drove the filmmaker to and from hospital many times.New York Times (Apr 17, 2020)
The Old French verb
floter is the source of our
float, and also
flotsam: things that remain on the surface after a shipwreck and ultimately wash ashore.
part of a ship's cargo thrown overboard to lighten the load
Mr Taverner, 44, regularly scans the shoreline for flotsam and
to create pieces of art.BBC (Mar 6, 2020)
Jetsam is a variant of
jettison, "to throw overboard." Where
flotsam is accidental,
jetsam is purposeful.
Jetsam's specific form likely originated to make it look and sound more like
of or relating to a coastal or shore region
Improved undersea navigation and detection technology, using new sonar, increased computer automation and artificial intelligence, enable quieter, faster movements in
waters where enemy mines, small boats and other threatening assets often operate.Fox News (Dec 9, 2019)
a plant with an unbranched trunk and large pinnate leaves
When inadequate forest resources led Pteropus fruit bats in Bangladesh to visit date
trees, people unwittingly drank Nipah virus along with their customary raw date
sap.Scientific American (May 15, 2020)
Nothing quite symbolizes the tropics like a
a platform built out from the shore into the water
wharf usually built parallel to the shoreline
The sun glints off the morning swells and the aluminum masts of the sailboats, which bob like a vast paddling of sleeping ducks along the
.New York Times (Oct 16, 2019)
quay is a built-up part of the shore where boats can dock.
the land along the edge of a body of water
From the Germanic word
shore may come from the same root as
shear, "cut," as in the line that divides land and water.
the periodic rise and fall of the sea level
There would be no clams for lunch—you clammed at low
, on the sandbars.Homecoming
a current that flows away from the shore after waves break
a platform from the shore that provides access to ships
wharf is a large, sturdy structure sticking out into the water. It might have several stories or buildings on it, and may also have multiple piers and quays (both on this list) attached to it.
an expensive vessel propelled by sail or power