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North Carolina boasts the third largest estuarine system in the United States. The state has 2.3 million acres of estuaries, from which come ninety percent of commercial and recreational species of fish and shellfish.
Peter Boettger explains what makes the estuaries brackish and what the changing salinity of the estuaries means for fishermen.
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.