Estuarians – Salty

Salty

Salty is Captain Eddy’s sidekick. He is known to be a humorous prankster, but he is loyal to a fault. Though he is very small, he always makes sure that his opinion is heard, and he ALWAYS has an opinion. His name comes from the briny depths of the home of his forefathers.

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Hi everyone, I’m a shrimp. I hatched in the deep waters of the Gulf of Mexico and then made my way to an estuary in America’s WETLAND. I ate some good phytoplankton and detritus there, so I grew to about three inches. Hey, that’s big! When I got big enough, I moved back out to the Gulf. I love the saltwater, but I need the protected waters of the estuary to grow in in. Ready for your question?

Q: So what’s an estuary anyway?

A: An estuary is the wide part of a river where it nears the sea and fresh and salt water mix together. America’s WETLAND is an excellent example of an estuary because that’s where the Mississippi River meets the Gulf of Mexico. That’s why my friends and I are called the Estuarians.

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