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Moraine Trail – Time Travel Geology

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Vocabulary

  • Estuary – a place where rivers meet the sea. In Long Island Sound, freshwater from rivers, runoff, and groundwater mix with saltwater from the Atlantic Ocean.
  • Moraine – a mass of rocks and sediment carried down and deposited by a glacier, typically as ridges at its edges or extremity.

Fun Facts

  • Long Island Sound did not always exist. The area was once a broad plateau.
  • The Hammonasset Moraine trail is a terminal moraine.
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