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
Sebastian Inlet U.S.
All drains lead to the ocean!
Fig. 11.32a,b U.S.