A cove is a circular or oval coastal inlet with a narrow entrance. Colloquially, the term can be used to describe a sheltered bay. Furthermore, coves are the results of waves attacking the weakness of rocks, infiltrating them to result in inlets. These further erode to form a circular bay with a narrow entrance called a cove.
An example of a cove is Lulworth Cove on the Jurassic Coast in Dorset, England and of course our very own, Anawangin cove.
A bay on the other hand is an area of water mostly surrounded or otherwise demarcated by land. Bays generally have calmer waters than the surrounding sea, due to the surrounding land blocking some waves and often reducing winds. There are various ways that bays can be created. For example, the water level of a sea can rise, flooding the shore and creating a bay. Most small bays are formed as soft rock or clay is eroded by waves. Any hard rock is eroded less quickly, leaving headlands.
A narrow bay may also be called a fjord if its sides are relatively steep. A cove is a circular or oval coastal inlet with a narrow entrance; some coves may be referred to as bays. A large bay may be called a gulf, a sea, a sound, or a bight.
Any bay may contain fish and other sea creatures or be adjacent to other bays (for example, James Bay is adjacent to Hudson Bay). Large bays, such as the Bay of Bengal and the Hudson Bay, have varied marine geology.
The last one is gulf. A gulf is a large bay that is an arm of an ocean or sea. For example, the Gulf of Mexico is the tenth largest body of water in the world.
We hope we have added some knowledge on your end and be reminded “Huwag maing banyaga sa sariling Bansa!”
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