New York City, with a population of over eight million people, is located at the mouth of the Hudson River Estuary which stretches 153 miles inland from the Atlantic Ocean and includes a wide range of wetland habitats. Home to more than 200 species of fish, the Hudson River Estuary serves as a nursery ground for sturgeon, striped bass, and American shad. It also supports an abundance of other river-dependent wildlife, especially birds. (Photo: Stanne/NYSDEC)

Hudson river estuary

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