The Bayou is where the ocean meets fresh water rivers and lakes, much like Auckland’s estuaries, where the tide creates a current in and out. It tends to be low lying areas with lots of sheltered areas for water plants to take root. This type of environment allows all sorts of wildlife to flourish (assuming that it’s not over-fished or over-hunted). When we went to a Louisiana Bayou we saw birds, turtles, fish and a baby alligator.
This aquarium had sea creatures from all over the world as well as a special Mississippi River feature that included it’s bird life.