estuary


 

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Definition: 

Area at the mouth of a river where it broadens into the sea, and where fresh and sea water intermingle to produce brackish water. The estuarine environment is very rich in wildlife, particularly aquatic, but it is very vulnerable to damage as a result of the actions of humans. (Source: GEMET/WRIGHT)

Other relations

  • estuaries (ECOLEX)
Broader
coastal wetland
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