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which of the following best describes an estuary? 1. partly enclosed area with saline water. 2. partly enclosed area with brackish water. 3. completely enclosed area with blackish water. 4.
completely enclosed area with saline water.
The description that best describes an estuary is: 2. partly enclosed area with brackish water.
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