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estuary

the point at which a river meets the sea. There is thus a mixture of saline and freshwater conditions, often with areas of tidal mudflats and salt marsh. Because of the varying salinity and tidal cover there is often a specific flora and fauna associated with such areas.
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Across the estuary, near where the whalers lay, was lying the sloop-yacht Idler.
Here was no commonplace, no Oakland Estuary, no weary round of throwing newspapers at front doors, delivering ice, and setting up ninepins.
They bobbed and bumped along up the estuary in countless thousands.
MALDONADO is situated on the northern bank of the Plata, and not very far from the mouth of the estuary. It is a most quiet, forlorn, little town; built, as is universally the case in these countries, with the streets running at right angles to each other, and having in the middle a large plaza or square, which, from its size, renders the scantiness of the population more evident.
Powell we know taking solitary week-end cruises in the estuary of the Thames (with mysterious dashes into lonely creeks) but to the young Mr.
A Malindi conservationist has urged authorities to build a wall on the River Sabaki estuary to protect more than 50 hippos and avert human-wildlife conflicts.
CHESHIRE Wildlife Trust has received initial National Lottery support for a major conservation project focusing on the Dee Estuary.
The Blueskin Bay / Waiputai estuary is a constantly changing place, affected on a daily basis by tides and weather, and by longer-term shifts in climate and land use.
Zooplankton community and eleven environmental variables were investigated seasonally during 2014 through nine stations in the Damietta estuary of the Nile River.
The heavier seawater similarly slides in from the ocean along the bottom of the estuary, beneath the freshwater layer.
The Hudson River Research Reserve includes four tidal wetland and upland complexes throughout the estuary, and acts as a field laboratory to improve coastal management research and education, and promote sustainability.

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