What are Estuaries?

A report on ecosystems

Estuary Characteristics

Estuaries are partly enclosed bodies of water in which freshwater from rivers mixes with saltwater from the ocean. Estuaries are temporary landforms made of sediment. Estuaries are mostly very wet and humid.

Interesting Facts about Estuaries

Estuaries are Helpful

When estuaries fill up with a lot of sediment, over time they will become dry land. Rivers normally contain large amounts of sediment, nutrients, and pollutants. The estuaries filter the sediment and nutrients before they reach the ocean. Estuaries help protect people and animals' lives by acting as a buffer between the land and the sea.
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