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Black lagoonsEdit

The creature from the black lagoon is a great example of what lagoons may contain Uranometria (talk) 18:55, 9 July 2008 (UTC)

Proposed changesEdit

I propose to edit the second paragraph of the article to globalize the list of examples of lagoons that do not include "lagoon" in their names, and to remove the non-relevant mentions of lagoons in a couple of countries. It is not appropriate to simply list lagoons here, that is what the Category:Lagoons is for. -- Donald Albury 13:27, 11 August 2008 (UTC)

Spanish and Catalan AlbuferaEdit

Te traduction of Lagoon in catalan and spanish is Albufera, and there is some toponims with this name in the levantine coast of Spain and even Mallorca (S'Albufera). The most famous albufera is in Valencia.--ARAGONESE35 (talk) 10:01, 3 February 2009 (UTC)

Another proposed changeEdit

The first paragrath states that: "Salinity may vary from brackish water to hypersalinity" but should be "... from fresh water to ..." as some lagoons are mainly fresh water (e.g. Lagoa dos Patos). -- 02 November 2011

That language is quoted from a reliable source. We do not alter text within cited quotes. Find another reliable source that states that lagoons can be freshwater, and you can add a statement to that effect. -- Donald Albury 22:21, 2 November 2011 (UTC)


Is there a difference between a lagoon and a haff? A lagoon for me is in a tropical place, whereas a haff is for (maybe not only) Baltic bodies of water. See here. It at least deserves a mention in the article.Malick78 (talk) 10:45, 18 December 2011 (UTC)

It appears that haff is German for what is called a "lagoon" in English. It does not appear to refer to some sub-type of lagoon (it is associated with lagoons in the Baltic because they are close to Germany). While the use of the German (and Polish) name is good form in an article such as Szczecin Lagoon, I don't think this article should include words that simply translate "lagoon" in other languages. -- Donald Albury 14:21, 18 December 2011 (UTC)
Actually 'haff' is an English word (See here). So my point is - how is it used in English? Malick78 (talk) 17:02, 19 December 2011 (UTC)
That link is available only by subscription, and I don't like to activate "free" trials. Being listed in a dictionary does not make haff an English word. There is Haff disease, so named because it was first described among people living around the Frisches Haff. Google does find an entry in Merriam-Webster for Kurisches haff, which it labels a "geographical name". Britannia Online has something about "Haff (lagoon)" in "Baltic Sea (sea, Europe): Coastal features", but, again, you have to activate a "free" trial to see what it says. The 1911 Britannia had an article on "KURISCHES HAFF, a lagoon of Germany". So, I don't see any use of haff in English, other than as a German name for a lagoon. -- Donald Albury 22:23, 19 December 2011 (UTC)

definiton very oldEdit

I must question your poorly sourced definition of lagoon. The referenced book was published in 1961 and is no longer in print. Thereby, it is really no longer a valid and verifiable reference that Wikipedia really requires and desires in its community. Nearly all sources state that a lagoon is bordered by a sandbar and not land.

For example Websters New World dictionary defines a lagoon as follows:(1) A shallow lake or pond, especially one connected to a larger body of water. (2) The water enclosed by a circular coral reef. (3) Shallow water separated by the sea by sand dunes.

It would appear that all the above definitions would exclude many bodies of water from being classified as lagoons. Perhaps, you should review the article in question and update it in a manner that is modernized. Unverifiable and books that are no longer in print are not verifiable and easily questioned in the wikipedia community.

Thank you for your co-operation and understanding in the article in question. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 20:02, 26 March 2012 (UTC)

   Perhaps our colleague has no access to libraries with room for books that don't contain the latest sex and violence. In any case, four and a half years later, the ref by Reid has been vaporized (consult this diff*), as if the colleague had cited a valid reason for removal. Just bcz it happened before you were born doesn't make untrustworthy, and in fact even if experts' use of the term has changed in those 56 years, that change of usage (or perhaps of understanding) is probably better discussed in the article rather than, in effect, denied.
* Or do a new diff to avoid trying to fix things corrected between when i save this and you read it, and note that changes often, and in this case, look more global than they are, bcz the tool's window isn't smart enuf to always recognize the difference between a change in paragraphing and removal of text.
--Jerzyt 07:38, 10 December 2016 (UTC)

New ZealandEdit

I've tagged this with a 'globalise' tag, as currently more than half the article is about New Zealand. AlexTiefling (talk) 09:15, 20 July 2015 (UTC)

@AlexTiefling: Most of the content about New Zealand is in one specific section of this article. Jarble (talk) 18:29, 7 November 2016 (UTC)
That section seems to be out of proportion to the rest of the article. Should it be shortened? Should it get its own article? --Iloilo Wanderer (talk) 10:43, 2 March 2017 (UTC)
Yeah, probably should be trimmed a bit. Lizard (talk) 23:41, 2 March 2017 (UTC)

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