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Peter J. Russell + 2 others
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Peter J. Russell + 2 others
ISBN: 9781305389892
Textbook Problem

Which marine environments experience the largest fluctuations in salinity (salt concentration) over time?

Summary Introduction

To review:

The marine area that experiences highest fluctuations in terms of salinity over time.

Introduction:

The oceans, seas, and estuaries make the marine ecosystems. These water bodies have high salt content, which they receive from the rivers that flow all the way from the plains and mountains, depositing the silt at the river mouth.

Explanation

The oceans are dense water bodies in which the water remains still in the open part. The salt content is the highest in them. The rivers that bring salt and open into the seas or oceans form estuaries at the river mouths. Thus, this part is a confluence of fresh and saline water.

The salt concentration fluctuates in the estuaries...

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