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 (ĕs′cho͞o-ə-rīn′, -rēn′)
1. Of, relating to, or found in an estuary.
2. Relating to a system of deep-water and wetland tidal habitats characterized by fluctuating salinity and, in intertidal zones, by the presence of trees, shrubs, and emergent vegetation.
3. Geology Formed or deposited in an estuary.
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(ˈɛstjʊəˌraɪn; -rɪn)
1. (Geological Science) formed or deposited in an estuary: estuarine muds.
2. (Biology) growing in, inhabiting, or found in an estuary: an estuarine fauna.
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(ˈɛs tʃu əˌraɪn, -ər ɪn)

1. formed in an estuary.
2. found in estuaries.
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Adj.1.estuarine - of or relating to or found in estuaries
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This indicates that methane gas may act as a natural disturbance agent in estuarine ecosystems.
Spawning occurs in the inner platform near estuarine semienclosed systems, and young fish uses estuarine areas as nursery grounds once are safe and productive habitats for its development.
Influence of sediment granulometry and salinity on the composition of an estuarine fish assemblage in the Mexican Tropical Pacific
Sebastian Brackhane, a research assistant in the Department of Remote Sensing and Landscape Information Systems of the University of Freiburg, has analyzed data on crocodile attacks in relation to a rise in the population of estuarine crocodiles in East Timor.
Studies on the population dynamics are of fundamental importance for effective fisheries management (Jennings et al., 1999; Nottingham and White, 2015) of mollusks in coastal and estuarine areas in Northeastern Brazil where the abundant presence of these organisms triggers fishing, generating jobs, income, and food (Rodrigues et al., 2013).
On October 3, officials from DEC and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) celebrated the 35th anniversary of the Hudson River National Estuarine Research Reserve, and dedicated a new Tide Station at Turkey Point to monitor tide and water level data on the river.
The Guana River is the northernmost waterway feeding into the Guana Tolomato Matanzas National Estuarine Research Reserve (GTM Research Reserve).
Most years, the water is too cold (<10[degrees]C) for larvae to develop and the predominately estuarine surface outflow flushes larvae out to sea.
He describes its geology and origins; its environments, including freshwater marshes, tropical hardwood hammocks, pinelands, the Big Cypress Swamp, mangrove swamps, coastal lowland vegetation, estuarine and coastal marine waters, Lake Okeechobee and the Everglades headwaters, and peripheral ecosystems; its flora and fauna, including invertebrates, freshwater fish, marine and estuarine fish, amphibians, reptiles, mammals, birds, and ecological relationships, processes, and models; and the environmental impacts of humans.
A peak in spawning occurs from July through December and in larval estuarine recruitment during October-November (Cowan, 1988; Ditty et al., 1988; Warlen and Burke, 1990; Barbieri et al., 1994a).