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An estuary is an aquatic ecosystem that occurs as a result of freshwater mixing with saltwater; commonly where streams, rivers, and lakes connect to open seas through bayous and bays. Estuaries constitute a large portion of the coastal zone, and are responsible for the wealth of natural resources that make Louisiana a sportsman’s paradise and much more. To help us all understand and appreciate the importance of estuaries CRCL has produced a graphic depicting a healthy estuary. We developed this image, in partnership with several of our Restore the Mississippi Delta partners and the LSU Coastal Sustainability Studio to highlight the connections between salinity ranges in a healthy estuary and diversity of wildlife that depend on the estuary for all or part of their lifecycle. Our estuary is available for download and we encourage everyone to use it and share it. View estuary graphic here.
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