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Department
Agricultural and Resource Economics
Course
AREC 200
Professor
Lynch
Semester
Spring

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Feb 3 Estuary­partially enclosed body of water and its surrounding coastal habitats, where  saltwater from the ocean mixes with freshwater from rivers or streams. estuaries are habitats for many animals as well as plants. most productive ecosystem on  earth. The Clean Water Act defines estuary differently Chesapeake bay is the largest estuary in the US. Estuaries are classified by their Geological Type Chesapeake Bay is a drowned river valley because the glaciers melted into the ditch  created by the meteor.  The Chesapeake Bay is a Coastal Plain Estuary  ­drowned river valley ­rising sea levels Delta­mouth of river Tectonic­earthquakes Bar Built­oceans, currents, barrier islands, sandbars Fjord­glaciers, long narrow valley with steep sides Estuary­ Classification by Water Mixing Salt Water is more dense than fresh water and therefore goes to the bottom The Chesapeake Bay is a Slightly Stratified Estuary or Partially Mixed Estuary The salt a
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