Definitions for "Estuaries"
Keywords:  tidal, river, tide, fresh, ocean
The tidal mouth of a river.
A somewhat restricted body of water where the flow of freshwater mixes with saltier water transported, by tide, from the ocean. Estuaries are the most productive water bodies in the world.
a coastal inlet at the mouth of a river. In an estuary, tidal action mixes the salt water of the ocean with the fresh water of the river.