Asked in Animal Life
Why must organisms in an estuary have special adaptations?
All organisms must adapt to the environment in which they live. Organisms in an estuary have special adaptations to survive in both fresh and sea water. ...
Asked in Biology
What are two features of an estuary that allows large numbers of organisms to live there?
tides that bring in nutrients/food, and brackish (only partly salty) water which allows non-marine things to live there ...
Asked in Biology
What is an estuary and why is it important to marine organisms?
•An estuary is a partly enclosed coastal body of water with one or more rivers or streams flowing into it, and with a free connection to the open sea. ...
Asked in Ecosystems, Coastlines, Wetlands
Why must organisms of the estuary be adapted to varying levels of salinity?
Because at one end of the estuary is the Sea which has salt water and at the other is the river which has fresh water. Along the estuary as the two waters mix, there will be varying levels of salt in the water and these will change as the tide goes in and out and the river periodically floods. Organisms living at one location on the estuary therefore have to be able to deal with varying levels of salt in the...
Asked in Australia, Marine , Corals and Coral Reefs
What is the difference between a coral reef and an estuary?
An estuary is the wide mouth of a river, opening out to the sea and a coral reef is where fish live! ...
Marine organisms that are well adapted to drastic changes in salinity would most likely be found in which environment?
That would be Estuary.
Asked in Ecosystems
What impact does the removal of an estuary have on the surrounding areas?
It is not the estuary that is removed , but sediment around the estuary that is removed , reducing the nutrients that the estuary is getting. ...