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Estuaries in North Carolina are comprised of bays, sounds, tidal salt marshes, and wetlands. Only Alaska and Louisiana have larger systems. Smith discusses research studies funded and carried out by the North Carolina Sea Grant program on this vital area where freshwater meets the sea.
The plankton community of Sutton Reservoir, an estuarine-influenced cooling reservoir in New Hanover County, North Carolina, was sampled monthly throughout 1985. This study compared the pelagic and near-shore plankton communities, and investigated the influence of the reservoir’s chemical and physical characteristics on plankton density.