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By Eugene H. Kaplan

With greater than 500 species defined and greater than four hundred illustrations, this advisor offers quickly and simple visible id of fishes, mollusks, sponges, shrimps, lobsters, crabs, and masses extra of the fauna discovered at the coral reefs of the Caribbean and Florida.

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This had also been done previously, using growth and longitUdinal dispersal of a dinoflagellate bloom (Ragotzkie and Pomeroy, 1957). From the longitudinal mixing coefficients, Imberger et al. ) estimated that during the period of study a dissolved substance, transferred from the marsh to the headwaters of the Duplin River, would pass through the uppermost tidal segment in about 36 hours (to = 3). Not all dissolved substances behave like salinity, however. While salinity is a quasiconservative property in the Duplin River, most estuarine chemistry is nonconservative.

The Duplin River is not a river in the usual sense of the word. like a number of other tidal streams in coastal Georgia, it has no significant permanent source of fresh water at its head, and the form of the stream channels is completely the result of tidal action. Although most of the drainage area is covered at least fortnightly by estuarine water, the environment has some characteristics of a terrestrial system, notably the soil structure and the flora and fauna. The salt marsh is dissected by tidal creeks which meander and form a dendritic pattern similar in appearance to a truly riverine stream.

Because of the great variation in the geological setting of various coastal wetlands, no single answer is applicable. , 1978). , 1978), appear to have stronger terrestrial influences and, in 22 L. R. Pomeroy and J. Imberger addition, are affected by ice formation and movement. In the Duplin River and its marshes we evaluated the net flux of a number of substances, and a successful approach to the problem was developed, an approach applicable to other estuarine systems as well. 1. Geomorphology The Duplin River watershed covers 11 km 2 , of which approximately 80% is intertidal marsh and mud flat and the remainder is permanently submerged.

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