What is area at the rivers mouth where saltwater from the ocean and freshwater from the river meets?
Coastal generally means a habitat that is next to the coast, or the sea/ocean. It is a saltwater habitat. Wetlands may be near the coast, or inland, wherever water feeds into them, usually by way of freshwater rivers. Whilst some plants and animals can survive in both areas, each tends to also have its unique flora and fauna, as coastal is saline and wetlands is freshwater.
Paludi is an Italian equivalent of the English word "wetlands". Specifically, the word is a masculine noun in its plural form. It may be preceded by the masculine plural definite article i ("the") or follow the masculine plural indefinite article dei ("some"). The pronunciation will be "pah-LOO-dee" in Italian.
Wetlands play a vital role in controlling floods. Wetlands help to lessen the impacts of flooding by absorbing water and reducing the speed at which flood waters flow. Upstream wetlands can serve to store flood waters temporarily and release them slowly downstream. Along rivers, wetlands usually form natural pathways for flood waters from upstream to downstream points. If those pathways are altered or removed, flood waters can go elsewhere, potentially damaging property and threatening public…