Marine Science Chapters


Introduction to Estuaries

Marine estuaries are regions where fresh and salt water mix forming marine regions with variable salinity and tidal variation. Estuaries are common where rivers meet the ocean and geologic features lead to a unique habitat of brackish water that is less saline that the ocean. Estuaries are dynamic places and each estuary varies in its sediment and water properties on daily and seasonal cycles.

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