AELS 1 ::: Kingdom Estuary

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AELS 1 ::: Kingdom Estuary

  1. 1. KINGDOM ESTUARY Finding Our Place in Transition
  2. 2. <ul><li>What are Estuaries? </li></ul><ul><li>      </li></ul><ul><li>An estuary is where a river meets the ocean. </li></ul><ul><li>It is a body of water where salt water from the ocean and fresh water from the river mix together. </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>Estuaries are created by the tide. They are mixtures of salt water coming in from the ocean and fresh water entering the ocean from the river. </li></ul><ul><li>The salt water is pushed under the fresh water causing an abundance of sea life to live in the estuary. </li></ul><ul><li>Yet animals that live in the estuaries still have to adapt to the water change caused by the tides. </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>They either have to leave the estuary at low or high tide, or adapt to both kinds of water. </li></ul><ul><li>At low tide the water is mostly fresh water, and at high tide the water is mostly salty. </li></ul><ul><li>Thousands of birds populate the area and depending on the food they eat they have to migrate maybe once, or two times a day. </li></ul><ul><li>The tide changes twice a day and because of this fishermen also have to regulate their fishing around the schedule. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Mostly no salt Flow of fresh water Flow of salt water 30 to 35 gall. of salt /1000 gall. of water
  6. 6. <ul><li>Estuaries are the homes to thousands of animal and plant species. </li></ul><ul><li>They are all over the world and at the end of almost every river. There are few rivers in the world that do not end up in the sea. </li></ul>
  7. 7. <ul><li>  Estuaries are based all around the world; they are even the main source of food for some cities. </li></ul><ul><li>These cities build their homes, restaurants, and businesses around estuaries in certain areas of the world because of the environment it has. </li></ul>
  8. 8. <ul><li>A big majority of the world gets their food supply and their water supply from estuaries. </li></ul><ul><li>Seventy-five percent of fish that people eat are caught in estuaries. </li></ul>
  9. 9. <ul><li>BENEFITS: </li></ul><ul><li>Nourishes Life: </li></ul><ul><li>Transports Organisms, Circulates Nutrients and Oxygen; Transports Sediments and Water. </li></ul><ul><li>Estuaries provide vital nesting and feeding habitats for many aquatic plants and animals. </li></ul>
  10. 10. <ul><li>Most fish and shellfish, including salmon, herring and oysters, complete at least part of their life cycles in estuaries. </li></ul><ul><li>Estuaries provide critical habitat for species that are valued commercially, recreationally and culturally – Birds, fish, amphibians, insects. </li></ul>
  11. 11. <ul><li>2. Safe Haven: </li></ul><ul><li>While Affected by tides, many estuaries are protected from full force of ocean waves, winds, storms by reefs, barrier islands, mud and sand. </li></ul>
  12. 12. <ul><li>3. Every Estuary is Unique </li></ul><ul><ul><li>No two estuaries are the same. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>They are typically classified based on 2 Characteristics: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Their Geology </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>How Saltwater and Fresh Water Mix </li></ul></ul>
  13. 13. <ul><li>The Power of Influence: </li></ul><ul><li>Matthew 6: 13-16 </li></ul><ul><li>Salt and Light </li></ul><ul><li>Ontological Validity Resides In Maintaining Integrity/Salinity. </li></ul><ul><li>Giving/Influencing Does Not Diminish Capital. </li></ul><ul><li>Influence Brings Glory to God. </li></ul>
  14. 14. <ul><li>The Power of Rejection: </li></ul><ul><li>Matthew 9: 16-17 </li></ul><ul><li>The End is the Preservation of Both Wine and Wineskin: </li></ul><ul><li>“ No, they pour new wine into new wineskins, and both are preserved. “ (9:17) </li></ul>
  15. 15. KINGDOM ESTUARY Finding Our Place in Transition

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