How Much Do You Know About the Delaware Estuary?

Take this quiz to find out!
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An Estuary is _________
An estuary is part of a river or creek where the tide flows in and out, mixing fresh and salt water; one of earth’s most productive and valuable natural places.
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The Delaware Estuary is in ____ ?
The Delaware Estuary includes southeastern Pennsylvania, southwestern New Jersey, and most of Delaware. https://delawareestuary.org/interactive-estuary-map/
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How many gallons of water can an acre of oysters filter per day?
A one-acre oyster reef can filter approximately 24 million gallons per day. That's enough water to fill 36 Olympic-sized swimming pools.
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A Rain Garden is _____
A rain garden is shallow garden with native plants that captures and cleanses rain and stormwater. To learn more, go visit: https://delawareestuary.org/plant-a-rain-garden/
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Which of these tanks contains freshwater mussels?
The tank on the left contains freshwater mussels. Partnership for the Delaware Estuary often uses this display to demonstrate the filtering power of these amazing animals!
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How many gallons of water can an adult freshwater mussel filter in a day?
A healthy adult freshwater mussel can filter and clean an average of 10 gallons of water per day.
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A wetland is sometimes also known as a _____
Ecologists use many terms to categorize different types of wetlands based on their wetness and what plants grow there, such as marshes, bogs, fens, or swamps
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What is a Living Shoreline?
Living shorelines are structures that are built to protect a shoreline from erosion. They are made of natural materials such as native plants, sand, rocks, mud, bivalve shellfish. Partnership for the Delaware Estuary has had a living shorelines program for years. https://storymaps.arcgis.com/stories/c7b77d6ea8e449db8e2604a75cd98e4d
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Human and environmental influences contribute to healthy wetlands
Human and environmental influences threaten tidal wetlands. New roads, schools, and housing developments are often built on or near tidal wetlands as our towns grow. This can disturb the flow of water through the tidal wetlands, leading to impairment.
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Which of these animals are found in the Delaware Estuary?
Atlantic sturgeon, blue crabs, white perch, and striped bass are all found in the Delaware Estuary. Learn more about each: https://s3.amazonaws.com/delawareestuary/TREB+douments/TREB+2017+complete.pdf
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Well done! We hope you apply your knowledge toward teaching others about the Delaware Estuary. Up your bragging rights and learn even more by going to the Partnership for the Delaware Estuary website at www.delawareestuary.org