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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Water quality dynamics and shrimp (Litopenaeus vannamei) production in intensive, mesohaline culture systems with two levels of biofloc management.
Mating occurs mostly in oligohaline and mesohaline regions of estuaries, and is followed by migration of females to the lower estuary and the adjacent coastal ocean, where eggs are brooded externally before hatching as planktonic zoea larvae.
[26.] Ray AJ, Dillon KS, Lotz JM (2011) Water quality dynamics and shrimp (Litopenaeus vannamei) production in intensive, mesohaline culture systems with two levels of biofloc management.
Mortality of newly metamorphosed eastern oysters (Crassostrea Virginica) in mesohaline Chesapeake Bay.
Comparisons of macrofaunal assemblages on restored and non-restored oyster reefs in mesohaline regions of Chesapeake Bay in Maryland.
Subsequent research with otolith microchemistry has revealed 3 distinct contingents: a resident group that remains in fresh water, a mesohaline group that occupies estuarine waters, and a migratory group that uses the coastal Atlantic Ocean (Secor, 1999).
(2012) found that salinity was a common ecological drought stressor across estuarine types from tidal freshwater to mesohaline conditions.
Despite being common in the area, the species showed preference for sites with high concentrations of orthophosphate and total dissolved phosphorus and with salinity in the mesohaline regime.
The bay is mesohaline, with salinity values ranging from 5--18 ppt (Morales-Vela et al., 1996; Olivera-Gomez, 2002), which make it different from other coastal areas on the Yucatan Peninsula.
Main characteristics of Estonian national types of coastal waters (Lips, 2005) National type Abbreviation Description Southeastern Gulf of Finland GoF-SE Oligohaline, exposed Parnu Bay PB Oligohaline, moderately exposed Western Gulf of Finland GoF-W Mesohaline, deep, exposed Western Archipelago WA Mesohaline, shallow, exposed Vainameri V Mesohaline, shallow, sheltered, mixed Gulf of Riga GoR Mesohaline, shallow, sheltered, seasonally mixed Table 2.