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Estuary Habitat

Estuaries are bodies of water where rivers meet the sea or a large lake. Rivers spread out and slow when they meet the sea, creating unique conditions that are not found elsewhere. They provide homes for diverse wildlife, including popular fish species.

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Carrie Selberg Robinson visiting the Southern Flow Corridor habitat restoration project in Tillamook Bay, Oregon Carrie Selberg Robinson (center, black jacket) visiting the Southern Flow Corridor habitat restoration project in Tillamook Bay, Oregon in 2016 with NOAA staff and partners. Credit: NOAA