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20 October 2014
Rivers and Coasts Rivers and Coasts

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What happens when rivers meet the coast?

The mouth of a river - where it broadens, or gets wider, as it flows into the sea - is called an estuary.

Estuaries provide special environments for an enormous variety of wildlife. Often there are nature reserves and bird sanctuaries on estuaries.


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