Definition: somewhat saline
Definition: somewhat saline
Sentences Containing 'brackish'
A neutral liquid formed as in Section 204, by the action of hydrochloric acid and the alkali solution of caustic soda, has a brackish, salty taste, and is, in fact, a solution of salt.
As he drifted down the turbid current, between the low and marshy shores, the brackish water changed to brine, and the breeze grew fresh with the salt breath of the sea.
Some authors use the term "variation" in a technical sense, as implying a modification directly due to the physical conditions of life; and "variations" in this sense are supposed not to be inherited; but who can say that the dwarfed condition of shells in the brackish waters of the Baltic, or dwarfed plants on Alpine summits, or the thicker fur of an animal from far northwards, would not in some cases be inherited for at least a few generations?
Other cases could be added, as the relation between the extinct and living land-shells of Madeira; and between the extinct and living brackish water-shells of the Aralo-Caspian Sea.
Clear old prime Nantucket water; which, when three years afloat, the Nantucketer, in the Pacific, prefers to drink before the brackish fluid, but yesterday rafted off in casks, from the Peruvian or Indian streams.
This is the true fen, once brackish marsh until drained between the 16th and 19th centuries.
Although permit are found close to shore and even in some brackish areas, they spawn offshore.
South Creek is brackish, so it can contain saltwater fish.
It is a demersal fish that lives on coastal mud bottoms in salt, brackish and fresh waters at depths of up to . Its native habitat is the polar waters of the northeastern Atlantic and Arctic oceans, from the White and Barents seas to the coasts of Siberia in Russia and Queen Maud Gulf in Canada, and from the Chuckchi and Bering seas to Bristol Bay in Alaska and the northern Sea of Okhotsk.
It is oceanodromous and is found in salt, brackish and fresh waters.
In India, inland pools, lakes and marshes are used, and occasionally brackish lakes, tidal creeks and estuaries.
Above the sandstone is the 'Lealt Shale Formation', a unit in which fossils of creatures which lived in brackish lagoons abound.
They prefer brackish water, and are abundant in many bays and estuaries north of the Carolinas (another similar species replaces it south of the Carolinas).
The reason that they are hard to feed is that, in the wild, they feed mainly by sifting tiny organisms (White Sandworms in salt and brackish water, insect larvae in fresh) out of sand and mud.
Leiodon cutcutia, the ocellated pufferfish, is a species of pufferfish native to southern Asia from India to the Malay Archipelago where it is found in various bodies of fresh and brackish waters.
In brackish water, its leaves show epinasty and chlorosis, and eventually die.
There is a single, anomalous record from brackish water, of a juvenile in Mar Chiquita in Argentina.
Lake Man is an area of brackish water at almost the same elevation as sea level.
Some species in the subfamily Harpadontinae even live in brackish estuaries.
Water pH will reflect the brackish environment to which these fish are best suited; the addition of marine salt will buffer the pH to a range between 7.8 and 8.3.
(2001), "The Puffers of Fresh and Brackish Water", p 19.
Tetraodon erythrotaenia, or the Red-striped toadfish, is a species of pufferfish native to Indonesia and Papua New Guinea where it is found most often in brackish water environments.
"Henodus" is the only placodont thus far found in non-marine deposits, suggesting it may have lived in brackish or freshwater lagoons.
Solar distillation can be used to make saline or brackish water potable.
Pseudunela cornuta is a species of minute sea slug, an acochlidian, a shell-less marine and temporarily brackish gastropod mollusk in the family Pseudunelidae.
They are benthopelagic feeders that remain in shallow waters above 120 m but avoid brackish conditions.
This new marsh, together with another, designed to be managed as a brackish marsh with lagoons, now forms an RSPB reserve.
The Sundarbans freshwater swamp forests ecoregion lies closer to the Bay of Bengal; this ecoregion is flooded with slightly brackish water during the dry season, and fresh water during the monsoon season.
Pulicat Lake is the second largest brackish – water lake or lagoon in India.
They are able to survive low salt concentrations and may occur in some cases in brackish water or even in freshwater.
Marshfield is named for the many salt marshes which border the salt and brackish borders of the town.
A brackish marsh land bridge and Lake St.
The basin contains 483,390 acres (1956 km²) of wetlands, consisting of nearly 38,500 acres (156 km²) of fresh marsh, 28,600 acres (116 km²) of intermediate marsh, 116,800 acres (473 km²) of brackish marsh, 83,900 acres (340 km²) of saline marsh, and 215,600 acres (873 km²) of cypress swamp.
They found the island's only known drinkable water-source – a brackish spring on the north shore, exposed only at half tide, rising from a crevice in a flat rock, large surfaces of which compose the face of the beach – and ate fish, birds, eggs, crabs and peppergrass; but they had largely exhausted the ready food within a week and on 27 December the three boats set sail for South America, leaving behind Thomas Chappel, Seth Weeks and William Wright who had chosen to stay, and who survived until their rescue on 9 April 1821.
There is only one known potable (drinkable) water source, a brackish spring, exposed briefly at low tide.
In this case it means the combination of farming and living in one building, as well as desalination of sea water, or brackish groundwater.
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