But just 17 per cent of the regions that separate marine and freshwater fish map to actual genes.—Ed Yong, Discover Magazine, 5 Apr. 2012 Quagga and Zebra Mussels are quickly becoming America’s most troublesome freshwater invasive species.—Jeff Wheelwright, Discover Magazine, 24 June 2012 The National Hurricane Center is calling for 12 to 18 inches of rainfall, with locally higher amounts possible - more than enough to cause widespread urban and freshwater flooding.—Zach Rosenthal, BostonGlobe.com, 27 Sep. 2022 Research shows that a saltwater ballast flush can go a long way in killing most freshwater tank dwellers.—jsonline.com, 2 Sep. 2021 These include freshwater inflow from the melting of the Greenland ice sheet, melting sea-ice, increasing precipitation and river run-off.—Doyle Rice, USA TODAY, 5 Aug. 2021 Luxury Airstreams in a hilly setting surrounding a freshwater pond.—Washington Post, 2 July 2021 Lake sturgeon are freshwater fish that live in North America, from the Hudson Bay through the Mississippi River drainages.—Amy Woodyatt, CNN, 7 May 2021 Ghost forests are landscapes that form when saltwater begins to flood woodland areas that contain freshwater-dependent trees.—Elizabeth Gamillo, Smithsonian Magazine, 19 Mar. 2021 See More
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