Go ahead and be dismissive. Most people do that when they know that they are wrong, but aren't mature enough to admit it.<quoted text>
Brackish only refers to a sub type of what is generally referred to salt water. Thanks for playing. You are making yourself look rediculous. I think you are just mad that I am right about the smoking ban. Boo hoo.
Brackish water is not the same as sea water, which is what people commonly refer to as salt water. Brackish water is fresh and salt water mixed together, and starts at a salinity of 0.5 parts per thousand and goes up to around 35 parts per thousand. The average salinity of the water in our oceans is 36 parts per thousand. So, there is a difference.
Part of the difference is evident by the vast differences in the biology found in fresh, brackish and sea water. The most important brackish water habitats are estuaries, where a river meets the sea. However, The Caspian Sea is the world's largest lake and contains brackish water with a salinity about one-third that of normal sea water.
This isn't something I came up with, but is the standard definition used by scientists. Look up the word "brackish". The Facts of File Dictionary of Marine Science defines brackish water as "water that contains too much salt to be drinkable (potable), but not enough to be seawater. Its average salt content ranges between about 0.5 and 1.7%."
Sorry if the facts don't agree with your world view.