Estuaries Outline #1

This topic submitted by Kristin Archibald ( at 6:18 PM on 4/6/04.

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I want to look at estuaries because I do not know that much about them. I’m going to look at what they are, their features, biology, and types of estuaries, pollution and conservation. From what I have researched already there isn’t an airtight definition for what an estuary is and I would like to take a deeper look into it and see what I can find.

I. Estuaries
A. What is an estuary?
i. Physical features
ii. Ecological features
iii. Types
B. Biology of Estuaries
i. Types of habitat
ii. Species distribution
C. Conservation
i. Threats/pollutants in estuaries
ii. What is being done to preserve estuaries
iii. Laws/policy

Works cited

Alongi, Daniel. Coastal Ecosystem Processes. Boston: CRC Press, 1998.

Amos, William. The Life of the Seashore. New York: McGraw Hill, 1966.

Barnes R.S.K. The Coastline. New York: Wiley and Sons, 1977.

Little, Colin. The Biology of Soft Shores and Estuaries. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2000.

Miller, Boyce Thorne and John Catena. The Living Ocean: Understanding and protecting Marine biodiversity. Washington D.C: Island Press, 1991.

Ray, G. and Jerry McCormick-Ray. Coastal-Marine Conservation: Science and Policy. Oxford: Blackwell Publishing, 2004.

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