Biological effects of salinity gradient reversals in a southeast African estuarine lake

@article{Forbes1993BiologicalEO,
  title={Biological effects of salinity gradient reversals in a southeast African estuarine lake},
  author={Anthony T. Forbes and Digby P. Cyrus},
  journal={Netherland Journal of Aquatic Ecology},
  year={1993},
  volume={27},
  pages={483-488}
}
St Lucia Lake on the north coast of Natal, South Africa, has an area of 325 km2 and is the largest estuarine complex in Africa. It consists of a 20 km tidal channel, averagingca. 400 m in width, linking the sea with the non-tidal lake which is H-shaped with a maximum length ofca. 40 km and width ofca. 20 km. Except during flood periods the depth of the lake does not exceed 2 m. The salinity gradient depends on evaporation, the configuration of the mouth and on the input of fresh water from four… CONTINUE READING

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