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Question 1: In the ________ the surface water is brackish with an average salinity of about 17-18 parts per thousand compared to 30 to 40 for the oceans.
Mediterranean SeaBlack SeaBaltic SeaAegean Sea

Question 2: ________ (the world’s largest pool of brackish water)
Arctic OceanBlack SeaNorth SeaBaltic Sea

Question 3: ________ (world’s largest lake)
Caspian SeaArctic OceanIssyk KulAral Sea

Question 4: Like estuaries, mangrove swamps are extremely important breeding grounds for many fish, with species such as snappers, ________, and tarpon spawning or maturing among them.

Question 5: Certain human activities can produce brackish water, in particular certain ________ projects such as dikes and the flooding of coastal marshland to produce brackish water pools for freshwater prawn farming.
Electrical engineeringEnvironmental engineeringCivil engineeringStructural engineering

Question 6: Lake Charles in Lake Charles, ________, U.S.
ArkansasNorth CarolinaMississippiLouisiana

Question 7: In fact, the most extensive brackish water habitats worldwide are ________, where a river meets the sea.
Coral reefLagoonEstuaryTide pool

Question 8: Lingding Yang, ________, the People's Republic of China
GuangzhouGuangdongShenzhenCantonese (Yue)

Question 9: The word comes from the ________ root "brak," meaning "salten" or "salty".
Gothic languageOld DutchMiddle High GermanMiddle Dutch

Question 10: The ________ is the world's largest lake and contains brackish water with a salinity about one-third that of normal seawater.
Caspian SeaIssyk KulArctic OceanAral Sea

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