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Sublittoral sand in variable salinity (estuaries)

Description of Sublittoral sand in variable salinity (estuaries)

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creatorIdentity remo
creationTime 2017-08-16T16:38:13.773
Last Maintainer Identity remo
modificationTime 2016-03-16T18:42:49
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Clean sands that occur in the upper reaches of marine inlets, especially estuaries, where water movement is moderately strong, allowing the sedimentation of sand but not the finer silt fraction. The habitat typically lacks a significant seaweed component and is characterised by brackish-water tolerant fauna, particularly amphipods, polychaetes and mysid shrimps.