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Submergent coastline are the opposite of emergent coastlines, which have experienced a relative fall in sea levels.
Notable and illustrative examples of submergent coastlines include:
- Western Norway, famed for its many fjords created by sea level rise at the end of the LGP.
- The Western Coastal Plains of the Indian subcontinent, which includes the estuaries of the Narmada and the Tapti Rivers.
- Southern England and South Wales, caused by a "see-saw" reaction to uplift to the north of Great Britain after glacial retreat redistributed weight on the land, including many substantial rias such as Falmouth Harbour, Plymouth Harbour, Kingsbridge Estuary and Milford Haven.
- The Dalmatian coast, famed for its many small inshore islands, formed by sea level rise in the Mediterranean at the end of the LGP.