estuarine environment

estuarine environment

[′es·chə·wə‚rēn en′vī·rən·mənt]
(oceanography)
The physical conditions and influences of an estuary.
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Differences and oscillations in Cl mg/l concentrations, within the marine/lacustrine unit at Fredericton were attributed to deposition in an estuarine environment, experiencing occasional dilution of brackish conditions by pulses of fresh water from melting glaciers (Broster et al.
Grand Bay NERR was established in 1999 to preserve and protect one of the largest remaining expanses of estuarine environment along the Mississippi coast.
The NCSU culture contains both Pfisteria piscicida and Pseudofisteria shumwayae and represents the natural estuarine environment.
An aquatic ecological preserve representative of the bay's estuarine environment, centered on open bay systems with parts of the adjacent shoreline.
But I also remembered, vaguely, a lush, verdant estuarine environment, dotted with mangrove islands and teeming with wildlife.
This is an unprecedented situation of otters colonizing an estuarine environment like this,'' said Sue Lynn Konopka-Reif, a marine mammal researcher with the Pacific Cetacean Group who has been studying the trend since 1994.
Analyses of life stage occurrence, habitat preference of living populations, degree of decay of specimens, and micro-geographical distribution of the samples are used to determine the transport dynamics of this assemblage into the estuarine environment.
Our organization's goal of protecting and preserving the bay and estuarine environment is enhanced by this site.
Although mortality may be high in the estuarine environment, estuaries provide juvenile salmon with productive foraging opportunities, refuge from piscine predation (especially compared with marine waters), and offer intermediate environments during the physiological transition to salt water (Simenstad et al.
However, uncertainties remain about the health risk of chronic, low-level exposures (as seen among occupationally exposed commercial fishermen), particularly in light of studies suggesting that Pfiesteria strains are widespread in the estuarine environment in the U.
This is also an indicator of healthy estuarine environment from a management point of view and demonstrates that the lower estuary would be able to flush any point-source input from urban development at Ballina during the dry months.
Data collected by the monitoring program will be used to delineate patterns of short-term variability and long-term changes in the estuarine environment.