Examples of estuary in a Sentence
the city sits on the shores of a deep estuary where the Hudson River meets the Atlantic Ocean
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In and of itself, the scene is no different from the fringe of countless estuaries.
The area from Bandon (including the Coquille estuary) south to California remains closed to recreational crabbing, both in bays and ocean, because of high levels of domoic acid.
But the opportunistic eaters rarely pass on the sharks and rays that swim into freshwater estuaries, bayous and canals, according to Nifong's study, which was published in the latest issue of the journal Southeastern Naturalist.
Rising waters had transformed the Damariscotta estuary into an optimal oyster habitat by the time this midden, and another across the river, were created.
The event was to inform the public of the health of New England’s largest estuary.
They’re native to the rivers and estuaries of eastern China, and there’s a craze to eat them in autumn, when the females are plump with roe.
Brown’s administration says the tunnels, by diverting a portion of the Sacramento River’s flow at Courtland and piping it underground to the Tracy pumps, would improve how water courses through the estuary and help protect fish.
The conference marked the culmination of a three-year report on the status of Narragansett Bay, New England's largest estuary, in which climate change featured prominently.
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A partly enclosed coastal body of water in which river water is mixed with seawater is called an estuary. An estuary is thus defined by salinity rather than geography. Many coastal features designated by other names are in fact estuaries (for instance, Chesapeake Bay). Some of the oldest continuous civilizations have flourished in estuarine environments (for example, the Tigris and Euphrates rivers, the Nile delta, and the Ganges delta). Cities such as London (Thames River), New York (Hudson River), and Montreal (St. Lawrence River) developed on estuaries and became important commercial centers.
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