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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The project includes a new six-lane toll bridge over the River Mersey and part of AECOMs work has focused on the complex and sensitive estuarine environment.
These diverse living resources in the estuarine environment play an important role which is economically significant in many ways.
The ready source of food within the estuarine environment here has supported humans, too a fishing industry still exists in Leigh-on-Sea and the land's potential attracted enterprising agronomists.
This study area is an estuarine environment with a considerable freshwater input, being classified as a tidal freshwater estuary according to the scheme of Elliott and McLusky (2002).
The sedimentology of the subaqueous deltaic fan deposits, where the remains come from and were associated, also, with teeth of sharks and rays (Laurito & Valerio b, this volume), confirms that this sequence corresponds with a transitional environment from marine to continental conditions at the top of the Curre Formation, probably associated to an estuarine environment.
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.