WHS which include lagoons.
The connection belongs to Ecology connections.
- Ahwar of Southern Iraq: Eridu was originally located in a lagoon
- Aldabra Atoll
- Atlantic Forest South-East
- Belize Barrier Reef
- Brazilian Atlantic Islands: Atol das Rocas "Isolated and pristine atoll with large lagoon".
- Butrint: Lake Butrint is a saltwater lagoon
- Curonian Spit: The Curonian Spit divides the Curonian Lagoon from the sea. Parts of the lagoon are within the inscribed area. Link
- Danube Delta: Includes, inter alia, the Razelm-Sinoie lagoon Complex which "comprises several large backinsh lagoons separated from the sea by a sandbar" (AB eval)
- Dorset and East Devon Coast: The body of water behind Chesil Beach is called "The Fleet Lagoon" Link
- East Rennell
- Galapagos Islands
- Great Barrier Reef
- Henderson Island
- Ibiza: On Espalmador, the largest islet, there is an enclosed inland lagoon. These lagoons have long been used commercially as salt pans. (UNEP-WCMC)
- Ichkeul National Park Link
- Island of Saint-Louis: The entire settlement is situated in a magnificent lagoon formed by the two arms of the Senegal River (AB ev)
- Lagoons of New Caledonia
- Namib Sand Sea: Sandwich Harbour
- Okavango Delta
- Peninsula Valdes
- Phoenix Islands: There are three atoll islands with associated lagoons (AB ev)
- Rock Islands: surrounded by a lagoon (AB ev)
- Shark Bay: Shark Bay's "attractions are also supplemented by secondary features such as Shell Beach, Big Lagoon and the Zuytdorp Cliffs which combine to add even further interest to the area"
- Sian Ka'an: Many coastal lagoons e.g search for lagoon in this UN document Link
- Socotra Archipelago: Several - Nom file mentions inter alia Qalansiya, Suq and Diduah Lagoons and the former is an important bird watching location Link
- Tubbataha Reefs: "Classic atoll reef with an altitude of 2m to 100m deep with associated lagoon of 24m deep."
- Venice and its Lagoon
- Whale Sanctuary of El Vizcaino: two lagoons - Ojo de Liebre and San Ignacio
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