Stellwagen Bank

geographical name
Stell·​wag·​en Bank | \ ˈstel-ˌwa-gən How to pronounce Stellwagen Bank (audio) \

Definition of Stellwagen Bank

underwater ridge 19 miles (30.5 kilometers) long by 6 miles (9.5 kilometers) wide in the Atlantic at the entrance to Massachusetts Bay

Note: An area of rich biodiversity, Stellwagen Bank has been set aside as an 842 square mile (2181 square kilometer) national marine sanctuary.

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“Stellwagen Bank.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Stellwagen%20Bank. Accessed 5 December 2019.

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