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Type of Resource Article
Title About Estuaries
Author National Estuary Program
Affiliation U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Url http://www.epa.gov/owow/estuaries/about1.htm
Peer Review Internal Review Process
Abstract The National Estuary Program of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Office of Water provides an explanation and description of estuaries.  Provides a general description and background on the importance of estuaries and their need for protection.  Includes a link list of additional information pertaining to estauries.

 

 

 

 

Type of Resource Statement
Title Top Ten Facts about Estuaries and their Habitats
Author Restore America's Estuaries
Affiliation Restore America's Estuaries
Url http://www.estuaries.org/facts.html
Peer Review Unknown Review Process
Abstract Statement by a U.S.-based advocacy group

Type of Resource Article
Title How much estuary habitat have we lost?
Author Restore America's Estuaries
Affiliation Restore America's Estuaries
Url http://www.estuaries.org/lost-hab.html
Peer Review Unknown Review Process
Abstract Statement by a U.S.-based advocacy group

Type of Resource Article
Title Classification of Estuaries
Author Kenn Oberrecht
Affiliation Estuaries Feature Series Index
Url http://www.harborside.com/home/s/ssnerr/class1.htm
Peer Review Unknown Review Process
Abstract "Although all estuaries are similar, in that they're semi-enclosed bodies of brackish water, scientists have used a variety of criteria to classify them. They once defined them according to their rate of freshwater evaporation, but they no longer use this restrictive system. Instead, they categorize them with regard to geological characteristics, and further distinguish them on the basis of stratification and circulation .."

Type of Resource Article
Title Inshore Marine: Estuaries and Lagoons
Author Florida Internet Community for Understanding Sustainability
Affiliation University of South Florida: School of Architecture and Community Planning
Url http://www.arch.usf.edu/ficus/ecosyst/marine/ma-insho.htm
Peer Review Unknown Review Process
Abstract "Estuaries are sheltered, semi-enclosed, brackish bodies of water along the shore where fresh water and salt water mix through tidal flows and currents. They include the mouths of rivers, bays, and the sheltered waters between barrier islands and the mainland. Lagoons are shallower than .."

Type of Resource Database
Title Population Estimates for U.S. Estuarine and Coastal Drainage Areas
Author National Oceans Service (NOS)
Affiliation National Oceanic and Atmospheric Aministration (NOAA) within the U.S. Department of Commerce
Url http://seaserver.nos.noaa.gov/projects/population/population_estimate.html
Peer Review Unknown Review Process
Abstract Population estimates for U.S. Estuarine and Coastal Drainage Areas. Data is separated into tables for North Atlantic, Middle Atlantic, South Atlantic, Gulf of Mexico, Pacific, and Great Lakes.

Type of Resource Statement
Title Today's Major Threats to Estuary Habitat Health
Author Restore America's Estuaries
Affiliation Restore America's Estuaries
Url http://www.estuaries.org/threats.html
Peer Review Unknown Review Process
Abstract The seven most important threats to U.S. estuaries.

Type of Resource Article
Title Inshore Marine: Estuaries and Lagoons
Author Florida Internet Community for Understanding Sustainability
Affiliation University of South Florida: School of Architecture and Community Planning
Url http://www.arch.usf.edu/ficus/ecosyst/marine/ma-insho.htm
Peer Review Unknown Review Process
Abstract "Estuaries are sheltered, semi-enclosed, brackish bodies of water along the shore where fresh water and salt water mix through tidal flows and currents. They include the mouths of rivers, bays, and the sheltered waters between barrier islands and the mainland. Lagoons are shallower than .."