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Baie de Mobile
The Mississippi-Alabama barrier islands guarding Mobile Bay and Mississippi Sound

Barrier islands are landforms which are flat or lumpy areas of sand. It is formed by waves and tides. They usually occur in chains. It can consist from a few islands to more than a dozen. They can change during storms and other actions. The longest and widest barrier island is Padre Island of Texas.

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