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Proposal status: Draft (under way)
Proposed by: Hamish
Tagging: natural=shoal
Applies to: area
Definition: An area of the sea floor which nears the sea surface (literally, becomes shallow) and can lie completely below it or be exposed at low tide.

Rendered as: dotted line
Draft started: 2012-08-19
RFC start: *
Vote start: *
Vote end: *

Alternatively, it can be described as tidal sand spit, although the latter is generally not tidally washed. Often, but not always, breaks waves over its top and can be a hazard to navigation, as in the famous wikipedia:Nantucket Shoals.

Related tags

See also

  • natural=reef for features (rocks, sandbar, coral, etc) that are below the surface
  • subsea=* for another attempt