An estuary is where the river (freshwater) and the ocean (saltwater) meet into a lowland such as the bay or the channel and it is located along the coasts. Sometimes particles and sediments that are brought by the river gets stuck at the mouth of the river creating a triangular shape, called delta.
Types Of Animals
. great blue herons
. sea trout
great blue heron
Types Of Plants
. dune grass
. salt grass
In an estuary, the annual rainfall varies depending on where they are located. An estuary located in the west coast may get 52 centimeters of rain per year while an estuary in the west may get probably half because it does not rain as much compare to west coast.
Average Yearly Temperature
The average yearly temperature of an estuary also varies on where they are located on the map. For example an estuary in San Francisco Bay is cooler whereas the estuary in Chesapeake Bay is colder in the winter.
The soil type in an estuary is muddy, silty, and has lots of debris and sediments carried by the water.
Amount Of Sunlight
One of the largest estuary in the U.S. is the Saint Lawrence River!