Survival in an Estuary

Estuary background image with color overlay


In this activity, students investigate the range of conditions that selected animal and plant species need to survive in an estuary. They examine data for abiotic factors that affect life in estuaries—salinity, dissolved oxygen, temperature, and pH. Students use archived data (trend analysis graphs) and real-time conditions to predict whether a particular animal or plant species could survive in an estuary.

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