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Salinity

the total amount of dissolved salts in a water sample

Halophyte

a plant that can live in high salinity

Dike

a barrier constructed to contain the flow of water or to keep out the sea

Marsh Border

The area around the marsh where it is never wet like your girlfriend when she sees me

Mudflats

Wide expanses of an estuary that are exposed during low tide

Turbidity

the measurement of water cloudiness; it may be affected by such things as sediment and plankton concentrations

Culvert

artificial channel for water; drain crossing under a road

Neap tide

When the tidal range is lowest. (first moon and third moon). Happens 2 times a month when its a 1/4 of a moon

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