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60% of the worlds population[edit]

I haven't had a chance to check if the book truly says that, but I find it difficult to believe that 60% of the worlds population lives in an estuary--and that if the reason why that number is so high is because so many people live on the coast, and not just at estuaries, this sentence is misleading. As I am no expert on this, I could be wrong, it just seems a little preposterous. 174.97.172.80 (talk) 20:21, 10 December 2011 (UTC)

Lim Fjord[edit]

Quote: "The estuaries are sometimes confused with fjords. The Lim bay in Istria, Croatia (Limski kanal in Croatian), is often called "Lim fjord" although it was not actually formed by glacial erosion but by the river Pazinčica."

This is a steep-sided ria in the non-tidal Adriatic. Is it an estuary? Is it relevant to this article? (RJP 10:33, 15 October 2005 (UTC))

First sentence, "An estuary is a mouth of a foshgvbhwbhabbeeeeeegvjre jbfgerriver with a triangle form" sounds too restrictive to me. For example, Puget Sound and Chesapeake Bay are called estuaries (among other things!), and neither is the mouth of a river (though many rivers flow into both), and neither is triangular in shape (especially Puget Sound!). I'll fix later if this baby stops crying. Pfly 21:37, 16 October 2006 (UTC)

Limit between sea and river[edit]

To complete the article 'pole of inaccessibility' I need some info on how to define the boundary between river and ocean at river mouths. Where does the river end in an estuary? Where does the ocean start? Any kind of documentation or hints on this would really help, thanks. Post answers at my user page: User_talk:Andres72 or in the article itself. Andres72 22:30 21 mar 2007 (CET)


isnt an estuary where saltwater meets fresh water i didnt see that in the paragraph. anyone no any good web sites for estuariesi have a project due tomarrow.

I have the same question. Something to do with tides? Anyone? --AW (talk) 19:21, 23 January 2009 (UTC)

Flushing time[edit]

Where can I find equations for flushing time and residence time? Hamsterlopithecus (talk) 16:53, 28 April 2008 (UTC)

Tomczak, M (2000) Oceanography Notes Ch. 15: The flushing time.--Geronimo20 (talk) 11:03, 17 August 2008 (UTC)

Formatting troubles[edit]

The panorama picture near the end of the article is overlapping the Wictionary and Commons boxes, rendering them unusable. Using Win XP, SeaMonkey 1.1.7 --89.246.201.88 (talk) 10:13, 17 August 2008 (UTC)

Drowned river valleys origin[edit]

In light of the fact that there are dozens of text-book examples of drowned river valleys around British shores, I have added in the British name 'Devensian' for the Wisconsin glaciation - an Irish editor might also make a bid for the 'Midlandian' of course! This glacial ended only 10,000 years ago - global sea level rises due to ice-melt had begun many thousands of years earlier after the 'height' of the glaciation but only really stabilised at current levels around 6000 years ago.Geopersona (talk) 08:44, 24 January 2010 (UTC)

Fjord-type estuaries[edit]

There is consistent reference to "sills" and their shallowness or deepness. Are these not referring to glacially created submerged moraines? If so, the entry should reflect the more specific term of moraines, their height and proximity to surface, rather than sills, which within the sphere of geology refers more to a form of volcanic origin. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 75.155.113.49 (talk) 21:04, 3 June 2010 (UTC)

In complete Fact[edit]

"22 of the world's largest cities are located on estuaries." Neat little fact. I wish it included a number to compare to however. Like 22 of the 30 largest cities, (or 40 or what have you). How many 'largest cities' are there? - Aalox (Say HelloMy Work) 19:02, 16 August 2012 (UTC)


This article references this fact and clarifies that this statistic should be '22 out of 32', and cites the same source as the Wikipedia page was originally referencing. I know very little about citations, so if this article also needs to be added to the references, here it is: http://oceanservice.noaa.gov/education/tutorial_estuaries/ If not, than this problem has been solved. - 142.150.33.64 (talk) 14:52, 23 May 2013 (UTC)