estuary

An estuary is a body of water formed where freshwater from rivers and streams flows into the ocean, mixing with the seawater. Estuaries and the lands surrounding them are places of transition from land to sea, and from freshwater to saltwater.

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What is an estuary. (2009). Retrieved 8/26/14, from http://www.epa.gov/owow_keep/estuaries/kids/about/what.htm
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