mesohaline

mesohaline

[‚me·sō′ha·lēn]
(oceanography)
Referring to estuarine water with salinity ranging 5 - 18 parts per thousand.
Referring to moderately brackish water.
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The bivalve Mytilus edulis is a euryhaline osmoconformer (Krogh 1939, Tedengren & Kautsky 1986) that occurs in environments ranging from full oceanic salinity (34) to mesohaline (5-18) estuarine conditions (Bayne 1976).
Habitat conditions of mesohaline oyster bars in the Maryland Chesapeake Bay: an assessment of 40 years of oyster management.
The bay is mesohaline, with salinity values ranging from 5--18 ppt (Morales-Vela et al.
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An examination of the seasonal distribution revealed consistent use of the mesohaline portions of the river all the way up to, and occasionally above, the freshwater-saltwater interface, whereas fewer were found in polyhaline waters near Little Egg Inlet (see Fig.
75 m) mesohaline lake (survey sites 1-5 were positioned along a longitudinal transect through the lake) fringed with salt marsh and a polyhaline tidal creek (site 6) that connects the lake with Matagorda Bay.
Below Philadelphia the river evidences an oligohaline to mesohaline gradient (salinities of 0.
Emergent marsh of the oligohaline to mesohaline Pascagoula River Marsh Coastal Preserve was dominated by Juncus roemerianus, Spartina alterniflora, S.
Following theVenice system of salinity classification (Venice, 1959), the studied area remained mesohaline [6.
In the absence of herbivory Spartina alterniflora was the most successful competitor on the mesohaline site, whereas the biomass of Panicum virgatum was reduced by 60% in the presence of competitors at this location.
Evaporitic source rocks: mesohaline responses to cycles of famine or feast" in layered brines (Warren, J.