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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. Estuaries—areas where fresh and saltwater mix—are made up of many different types of ...

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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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Mangrove trees and blue crabs are some of the estuarine species that have adapted to unique environmental conditions. In almost all estuaries the salinity of the water changes constantly over the tidal cycle. To survive in these conditions, plants and animals living in estuaries must be able to respond quickly to drastic changes in salinity.

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To get a glimpse at some of the larger wildlife in an estuary, such as harbor seals and manatees, as well as the spectacular plant life, look for boat and kayak tours through the local tourism ...

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Estuaries filter out sediments and pollutants from rivers and streams before they flow into the ocean, providing cleaner waters for humans and marine life. However, coastal development, introduction of invasive species, overfishing, dams, and global climate change have led to a decline in the health of estuaries.

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Some of the plant life that live in oceans, estuaries, and reefs. ... The polyps on the plant actually feed on phytoplankton. If you so much as brush upon a polyp it would go in the plant and wouldn't come out for hours. Green Algae ... Mermaids fan plant is used as a decorative plant in the marine aquarium. Mermaids Wine Glass.

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An estuary is an area where fresh water and salt water mix. River deltas, bays and coastal swamps are all places where estuaries occur. Mangroves, seagrass, sedges, saltworts and eelgrass are all plants adapted to estuary life. All of these plants are salt-tolerant and able to survive in brackish water.

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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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Estuaries are often called the nurseries of the ocean. Many fish species lay their eggs in estuaries. The abundant plant life in estuaries provides a safe place for young fish to live. For the Birds. Birds are also abundant in estuaries. Between the plants and the fish and other animal life, there's lots for them to eat.