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Lesson 4 Aquatic Ecosystems

Term Definition
Estuary a kind of wetland formed where fresh water from rivers mixes with salty ocean water
Intertidal Zone an area between the highest high-tide line on land to the point on the continental shelf exposed by the lowest low-tide line
Neritic Zone the area of the ocean that extends from the low-tide line out to the edge of the continental shelf


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