This series of animations and visualizations explains why scientists monitor estuaries, and what parameters they use to measure water quality and weather patterns in and around estuaries.
This site provides information on the National Estuarine Research Reserve System and how its health is constantly monitored.
This page compares the San Francisco Bay and Delta area of 1848 with that of 1994. It discusses effects of freshwater flow, effects of contaminates, and wetlands processes.
Imagine that something is wrong with your local estuary. Be a sleuth and use this page to solve an estuary mystery!
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What exactly is being studied when organizations are "monitoring" an estuary like the Chesapeake Bay? Find out why water quality is important.