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false pass
(english) Dead end passage; a natural passage incompletely transecting a barrier reef or perimeter reef; usually < 10 m deep and blocked by reef growth or sediment deposition. (See also: barrier reef coast)
fausse passe
(french) Le passage de l'extrémité mort; un passage naturel qui incomplètement coupe un récif barrière ou récif du périmètre; habituellement < 10 m profond et bloqué par l'augmentation du récif ou la déposition du sédiment. (See also: barrier reef coast)
falsa passagem
(portuguese) Passagem sem saída; passagem natural que atravessa em parte uma barreira de coral ou o seu perímetro; normalmente com menos de 10 m de profundidade e fechada pelo crescimento recifal ou pela deposição de sedimento. (See also: barrier reef coast)

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