Life: The Science of Biology 11th Edition

Published by W. H. Freeman
ISBN 10: 1-31901-016-4
ISBN 13: 978-1-31901-016-4

Chapter 53 - The Physical Environment and Biogeography of Life - 53.4 - Biogeography Is the Study of How Organisms Are Distributed on Earth - 53.4 Recap - Learning Outcomes - Page 1161: 2


Rivers empty into oceans and seas via estuaries. As a conduit between two vastly different biomes, estuaries demonstrate high species diversity. For example, salmon that hatch in rivers spend much of their lives in estuaries before living their adult lives in the ocean.

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