Essays Tagged: "Estuary"

Water Transitions

ud (Stuller 28). This is oneof the reasons that a mixing zone is a thriving ecosystem. A salt wedge estuary isone of these transitional zones. The water closest to the surface has a lower salinitycont ... l zones. The water closest to the surface has a lower salinitycontent than the water nearest to the estuary's floor because the water is notthoroughly mixed and saltwater has a higher density than fre ...

(3 pages) 55 0 4.5 Nov/1996

Subjects: Science Essays > Chemistry

Dredging the Hudson River for PCBs - The history of the Hudson, Pros and Cons of Dredging,

Hudson RiverFor PCBsTens of thousands of years ago, glaciers carved out the Hudson River. It is an estuary, " An estuary is a semi-enclosed coastal body of water with a free connection to the open se ...

(7 pages) 61 0 3.9 May/2002

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology

Transitions in Water

nally and vary greatlyfrom one area to another because of changes in river flow. Also, an area of anestuary can change from stratified to well-mixed during the spring neap-tidecycles.The most highly s ...

(2 pages) 39 0 3.5 Jan/1997

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology

Estuaries

An estuary is a coastal area where fresh water from rivers and streams mixes withsalt water from the oc ... are estuaries.Portions of rivers and streams connected to estuaries are also considered part of theestuary. The land area from which fresh water drains into the estuary is its watershed.Estuaries com ... ion and climate. Bays,sounds, marshes, swamps, inlets, and sloughs are all examples of estuaries.An estuary is a fascinating place from the largest landscape features to the smallestmicroscopic organi ...

(5 pages) 85 0 4.7 Jan/1996

Subjects: Science Essays > Environmental Science

The history of Malaysia

d in the history of Malaysia can today be found in the temple sites of the Bujang Valley and Merbok Estuary in Kedah in the north west of Peninsular Malaysia, near the Thai border.The spread of Islam, ...

(2 pages) 59 0 0.0 Mar/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > Asian History

Coastal management of the Botany Bay area in Sydney Australia.

ting to Water Management is recreational and commercial fishing in Botany Bay.Botany Bay is a large estuary located to the south of Sydney Harbour, which has significant natural, cultural and historic ...

(2 pages) 50 0 4.3 Jul/2003

Subjects: Area & Country Studies Essays

Research paper on the African country of Cameroon

oast of present-day Cameroon was explored late in the 15th century by the Portuguese, who named the estuary to the south of Cameroon Mountain Rio das Camerões ("river of prawns"). Merchants est ...

(2 pages) 41 0 3.0 Jan/2004

Subjects: Area & Country Studies Essays

Ecosystems- This essay covers every major biome in biology, addresses every key term in Enviromental Biology, and gives great illistrations of each biome.

passage where the tide meets a river current; an arm of the sea at the lower end of a river." (1)An estuary is simply a partly-enclosed coastal body of water that a river dumps into an ocean. A delta, ... mally narrow and ribbon-like patterns of estuaries , sand dunes, salt marshes, and flats allows the estuary to act as a "trap" for nutrients washed down towards the sea. This mix of nutrients provides ...

(24 pages) 301 0 4.6 Jul/2004

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology

ECOSYSTEMS: Estuaries, Swamps and Marshes, Tropical rain forests, Temperate Forests, Taiga, Savanna, Continental shelf, Tundra, Desert, Temperate Grassland.

passage where the tide meets a river current; an arm of the sea at the lower end of a river." (1)An estuary is simply a partly-enclosed coastal body of water that a river dumps into an ocean. A delta, ... mally narrow and ribbon-like patterns of estuaries , sand dunes, salt marshes, and flats allows the estuary to act as a "trap" for nutrients washed down towards the sea. This mix of nutrients provides ...

(25 pages) 136 0 2.0 Mar/2005

Subjects: Science Essays > Environmental Science

"The Pearl" chapter two

On the shores of the estuary, a set of blue and white canoes sits in the sand. Crabs and lobsters poke out from their hol ... uncover the source of the commotion.AnalysisSteinbeck writes that for those natives who live by the estuary, at the edge of earth, sea, and sky, "there was . . . no proof that what you saw was there o ...

(3 pages) 1537 0 0.0 Feb/2006

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Authors > John Steinbeck

Estuaries, Wonderful Gifts

INCLUDES:A)What Constitutes an Estuary?B)Why are they so Important?C)What Types of Organisms live their?D)What, if any thing, is be ... ferent this means that some estuaries can be enclosed in marshes and barrier islands. While another estuary can be boarded along the coat line and reefs. Some bodies of water that include: sloughs, ba ... ter. Also alterations by dredging and construction, to the many important parts of an environmental estuary can result with very horrifying and harmful changes that nobody wants to see in the environm ...

(3 pages) 53 0 4.0 Apr/2006

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology

Slessor' s view of change in sleep.

y, surrounding him/her like a body of water.One interesting note here is the line 'bear you down my estuary, Carry you and ferry you to burial mysteriously'. This line alludes to the River Styx, also ...

(2 pages) 13 0 3.0 Dec/2007

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Poetry