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Glacier meltwater into Southeast Alaska estuaries influences fish diets

Two researchers at waters edge pulling in seine net

Juneau, Alaska—In most estuaries, fish feed on ocean- and river-dwelling plants and animals.  However, fish living in some estuaries near Juneau also have the option to eat terrestrial and freshwater species delivered by glacier meltwater. Estuaries are coastal water bodies that contain both saltwater from the ocean and freshwater from rivers or streams. The rivers…

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