US Estuaries Struggling to Perform Under Increasing Stress

Nature World: Human and climate-related stressors are taking their toll on the nation's 28 National Estuarine Research Reserves (NERR), according to a NOAA report, putting both human safety and sensitive ecosystems at risk As the place where a river meets the sea, estuaries harbor unique communities of life due to their mixture of fresh and salty water. As one of the most productive ecosystems in existence, many animals rely on estuaries for food and a place to nest and breed. Humans, too, rely on the natural......

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