CHAPTER 11 The Coastal Ocean. Overview. Coastal waters support about 95% of total biomass in ocean Most commercial fish caught within 320 km (200 m) from shore Important also for shipping, oil and gas production, and recreation Many pollutants found here – that’s a problem!.
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Fort Sumter, Charleston harbor, South Carolina
4 types - Based on mixing of freshwater and saltwater
Severely effected by human activity, freshwater wedge can be traceable far out to sea
All drains lead to the ocean!