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, estuary, c.170 mi (270 km) long, SE South America, formed by the Paraná and Uruguay rivers. Between Argentina and Uruguay, the estuary is c.120 mi (190 km) wide at its mouth on the Atlantic Ocean and decreases to c.20 mi (30 km) near its head.
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Plata, Río de la

(rē`ō thā lä plä`tä), estuary, c.170 mi (270 km) long, SE South America, formed by the Paraná and Uruguay rivers. Between Argentina and Uruguay, the estuary is c.120 mi (190 km) wide at its mouth on the Atlantic Ocean and decreases to c.20 mi (30 km) near its head. Focal point of the second largest river system of the continent, the estuary receives a tremendous volume of water. Its northwestern end contains freshwater. Extensive sandbanks and shoals reduce the navigability, but constantly dredged channels permit navigation by large vessels; Buenos Aires and Montevideo are the chief ports. Discovered (1516) by Juan Díaz de Solís, it was explored by Ferdinand Magellan in 1520 and by Sebastian Cabot from 1526 to 1529. The first settlement on its banks was made (1536) at Buenos Aires by Pedro de Mendoza, the Spanish conquistador. A principal channel into the interior of SE South America, it is very important commercially. In English it is sometimes called River Plate. The viceroyalty of Río de la Plata, more or less corresponding to the present Argentina, Bolivia, Uruguay, and Paraguay, was established in 1776.
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The Uruguayan industrial fleet was formed by 33 otter board and pair trawlers from 19 to 33 m long in 2003, and had the species as one of its main targets along the northern margin of the La Plata River Estuary and Uruguayan Atlantic coast (Norbis et al, 2006).
As major spawning and nursery grounds exist the La Plata River Estuary in the AUCFZ and in the Los Patos Lagoon Estuary in southern Brazil it is not likely that intense fishing in any of these regions lead to the collapse of the fishery in the other.
The Bonaerense Lower delta islands are formed by the accretion of silts transported and deposited by the Paraná river in the de la Plata river.
Unit B, downstream from A and locally referred to as forest nucleus, has a transitional hydrology between the fluvial influence of the Paraná river and the tidal influence of the de la Plata river.
Nonetheless, the BLBP's riverine export of nitrogen is in accordance with values observed when the nitrogen export by La Plata River near Buenos Aires, Argentina, is accounted.
2002) suggest that increasing nutrient loads of nitrogen and phosphorus and the low potential to dilute nutrients by La Plata River may aggravate eutrophication conditions like oxygen stress and harmful blooms in coastal zones.
Key words: ectoparasites, host sex, Scapteromys aquaticus, water rat, La Plata river marshland, Argentina.
The subject of the present study is to analyze the interrelationship between host sex and the infestation with ectoparasites in La Plata river marshland.
Los Ajos is part of the La Plata River Basin, a lengthy river system rich with subtropical grasslands, forests, and vast expanses of wetlands.
The leech fauna of Martin Garcia Island ponds does not differ markedly from that found on a beach of Rio de la Plata river and in a steady pond near the coast of the same river (Gullo and Darrigran, 1991; Darrigran et al.