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Emergent coastline are the opposite of submergent coastlines which have experienced a relative rise in sea-levels.
The Scottish Gaelic word machair or machar refers to a fertile low-lying raised beach found on some of the coastlines of Ireland and Scotland, in particular the Outer Hebrides.
Hudson Bay, in Canada's north, is an example of an emergent coastline. It is still emerging by as much as one cm/year. Another example of emergent coastline is the Eastern Coastal Plains of the Indian Subcontinent.
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