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estuaries a semi-enclosed area where fresh water and salty sea water meet and mix
Coastal Plain Estuaries is formed when sea level rose at the end of the last glacial age
bar-built estuary is formed when a barrier island or sand bar separates a section of the coast where fresh water enters
tectonic estuary results from the sinking of land due to movements of the crust.
Fjords is formed in a deep valley created by a retreating (melting) glacier
salt wedge a layer of denser, saltier seawater that flows along the bottom in estuaries
tidal bore a steep wave generated as high tides move up some estuaries and rivers
Euryhaline an organism that can tolerate a wide range of salinities
stenohaline organisms that can tolerate a narrow range of salinities
anadromous marine fishes that migrate to fresh water to breed
catadromous freshwater fishes that migrate to sea to breed
Mud Flats a muddy bottom that is exposed at low tide
salt marshes a grassy area that extends along the shores of estuaries and sheltered coasts in temperate and subpolar regions
mangroves shrubs and trees that live along the seashore in tropical and subtropical regions and tolerate inundation by seawater
seagrasses grass like flowering plants like eelgrass that are adapted to live at sea.
Created by: wjewell