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Estuary Vocabulary - Quiz

Quiz by Jennifer Pendleton

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22 questions
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  • Q1
    Organism or components of organisms that are used to assess the health of a water system.

    Bio-indicator
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  • Q2
    Water with a level of salinity between freshwater and seawater.
    brackish water
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  • Q3
    A measure of how clear water is.
    turbidity
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  • Q4
    tropical tree with roots that extend both above and beneath the water
    mangrove
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  • Q5
    A long narrow inlet from the sea between steep cliffs or hills
    Fjord
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  • Q6
    An area where a freshwater river meets the ocean including surrounding wetlands.
    estuary
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  • Q7
    A large part of an inlet that is protected from the open ocean by a body of and.
    sound
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  • Q8
    Large areas of flat land around estuaries that are mostly muddy deposits
    mud flats
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  • Q9
    Lands that are at times covered with water
    wet lands
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  • Q10
    An area of coastal grassland that is regularly flooded by seawater.
    salt marsh
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  • Q11
    Portion of the shoreline that lies between the high and low tide lines
    intertidal zone
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  • Q12
    mud flats
    Large areas of flat land around estuaries that are mostly muddy deposits
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  • Q13
    wet lands
    Lands that are at times covered with water
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  • Q14
    intertidal zone
    Portion of the shoreline that lies between the high and low tide lines
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  • Q15
    salt marsh
    An area of coastal grassland that is regularly flooded by seawater.
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  • Q16
    Fjord
    A long narrow inlet from the sea between steep cliffs or hills
    30s
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  • Q17
    sound
    A large part of an inlet that is protected from the open ocean by a body of and.
    30s
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  • Q18
    brackish water
    Water with a level of salinity between freshwater and seawater.
    30s
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  • Q19
    mangrove
    tropical tree with roots that extend both above and beneath the water
    30s
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  • Q20
    estuary
    An area where a freshwater river meets the ocean including surrounding wetlands.
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