Drawing of a bay
Drawing of a bay
 
 
Port Philip Bay in Australia
Port Philip Bay in Australia
 
 
Emerald Bay on Lake Tahoe in Nevada, USA
Emerald Bay on Lake Tahoe in Nevada, USA
 
 
Hanauma Bay in Hawaii, USA
Hanauma Bay in Hawaii, USA
 
 
St. Joseph Bay in Florida, USA
St. Joseph Bay in Florida, USA
 
 
Galveston Bay in Texas, USA
Galveston Bay in Texas, USA
 
Bay
Topic(s):   Landforms

A bay is a landform made up of land and water. It may be a place where the ocean meets the land. Bays can empty into the ocean. A river can also form a bay. A bay is a small section of water surrounded by land. A bay is smaller than a gulf.

In a bay, the area is usually circular in some way. A bay can be formed in two ways. A bay can be formed when the water moves land away in a pattern. It can also be formed when the water puts land back in a certain way.

Resource information

Encyclopedia Britannica. (2011). Bay. Retrieved from http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/56637/bay

Landforms of the world. (2009). Bay. Retrieved from http://worldlandforms.com/landforms/bay/

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