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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The sinking came about a week after another boat capsized in the estuary on the river, which has become a graveyard for dozens of Muslim refugees.
All bays and estuaries north of Coos Bay remain open to crabbing.
When lake levels rise too high, the corps releases water to Florida’s east and west coasts, where local officials say pollution from the discharges are ruining estuaries and hurting tourism.
In the summer months of July and August, the world’s largest population of beluga whales descend on the estuaries of Churchill River eager for warmer waters, with their young gray calves in tow.
Dirty lake water has repeatedly triggered algae blooms in the St. Lucie estuary and caused oyster and seagrass die-offs in the Caloosahatchee.
Large numbers of bluefish found in the lower estuaries and rivers feeding on menhaden.
Among the findings will be that climate change is affecting air and water temperatures, precipitation, sea level and fish in and around the estuary.
The Environmental Protection Agency has pulled three of its scientists from a major conference on Monday where they were set to speak about the impacts of climate change on New England's largest estuary, the New York Times reported.
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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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