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Types of Plants that Grow in Estuaries. Biology. An estuary is a partly concealed body of water where fresh water from rivers and canals mixes with the salty and brackish waters of the open sea. Estuaries facilitate the development of various land forms at the coast such as bays, lagoons, harbors, inlets and fjords. ... The most common ...

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What types of plants and animals live in an estuary? Estuaries are one of the most productive ecosystems in the world , so there is a great diversity of animals and plants that live there. A flock of birds in the water at the Elkhorn Slough Reserve in California.

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The plant grows to be about 12 inches and consists of small oval-shaped leaves. These plants are farthest away from the water in estuary biomes. They do not easily colonize, and depend on natural open space to grow. Depending on the space available, sea lavender can grow in groups or as single plants throughout the estuary biome.

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The plant grows to be about 12 inches and consists of small oval-shaped leaves. These plants are farthest away from the water in estuary biomes. They do not easily colonize, and depend on natural open space to grow. Depending on the space available, sea lavender can grow in groups or as single plants throughout the estuary biome.

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Harsh habitat The estuary is a hostile environment for most plants because salt dominates. A few grow further back on the shore, where they live in a fluctuating environment of sea water and fresh water. These plants must cope with: varying salinity...

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Because the soil is so rich, lots of different plants grow in estuaries. The plants attract lots of different animals to the estuary and those animals attract other animals to the estuary. Common animals include: shore and sea birds, fish, crabs, lobsters, clams, and other shellfish, marine worms, raccoons, opossums, skunks and lots of reptiles.

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For nature lovers, there are few places that teem with more biodiversity than where fresh water meets salt water in an estuary. These delicate areas are home to some of the most diverse plant and ...

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Estuaries grow a wide variety of plants which provide food for crustaceans, fish, birds and animals. In estuaries, most of the primary production occurs in the marshes and mudflats where wetland plants such as sedges and rushes, mangroves, bottom-dwelling algae, sea lettuce and eelgrass grow in abundance.

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The decaying plants are eaten by microorganisms (animals so tiny you need a microscope to see them.) The microorganisms are eaten by small invertebrates (animals without backbones.) Fish, like carp and stickleback, then eat the invertebrates. Many of the fish we eat depend upon estuaries.

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Many people are unaware that plants can be on the endangered species list too. The Tijuana Estuary is home for one endangered plant called the Salt Marsh Bird’s Beak (Cordylanthus maritimus ssp. maritimus).It is an annual that grows in the upper marsh of the Tijuana Estuary, one of only 10 locations where the Salt Marsh Bird’s Beak is found.