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Estuarine Science: All About Estuaries DLESE Reviewed Collection
Estuaries are partially enclosed bodies of water along coastlines where fresh water and salt water meet and mix. They act as a transition zone between oceans and continents. This site examines various aspects of estuaries, focusing on the geological features that make an estuary, as well as the water circulation patterns by which they are classified. It also has a section that allows the user to access additional text and graphics on many of the estuaries of the world.
Intended for grade levels:
  • Intermediate (3-5)
  • Middle (6-8)
  • High (9-12)
Type of resource:
  • Visual:
    • Imagery - remotely sensed
    • Photograph
  • Text:
    • Ref. material
  • Ocean Sciences:
    • Physical oceanography
Technical requirements:
No specific technical requirements, just a browser required
Cost / Copyright:
No cost
Copyright 2001, University of Rhode Island.
DLESE Catalog ID: DWEL-000-000-000-243
Educational standards:
  • National Science Education Standards (NSES):
    • 5-8:
      • D - Earth and space science:
        • Structure of the earth system
  • National Geography Standards:
    • Physical systems:
      • The characteristics and spatial distribution of ecosystems on Earth's surface
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Publisher: Office of Marine Programs

Contact: Ms Gail Scowcroft
Office of Marine Programs