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Question What are estuaries and what is the significance of them?

Answer An estuary is a place where salty water from the ocean mixes with fresh water from the land and creates a unique and special place for marine species to live, feed, and reproduce. Peconic Estuary, Long Island South Shore Estuary Reserve, New York/New Jersey Harbor and Hudson River Estuary are the four estuaries in New York State.

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Oceans & Estuaries

Estuary management and research programs at DEC
URL: http://www.dec.ny.gov/lands/207.html

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