Your Trip to the Salt Marshes

How to Make it Memorable

Where you will be going

You will be going to the southern parts of the United States. Particularly in South Carolina, where salt marshes stretch over 344,500 acres which is more than in any other state along the Atlantic coast!
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What you will need to bring

The water will be warm, and the water is salty. The average salinity of saltwater is 35 ppt (parts per thousand) and that is around how salty the water will be. Since these everglades are highly affected by El Nino/ La Nina, you would want to bring a wind-breaker, long pants, and any clothes you have that would block the strong winds.

Things you will be seeing

If you dive down to see the bottom of the everglade, you will see many plants and animals that live off each other such as:

  • Cordgrass
  • Shrimp
  • Mud
  • Fish
  • Turtles
  • Crabs
  • Otters

All About Science

Tides do not affect salt marshes because there is not a great distance between high and low tide. You should expect to see many birds surrounding these everglades. Watch out for the local invasive species of laughing gulls and mosquitos. Humans benefit from everglades because we can fish from them, and we can learn how the animals live in them. But humans can also hurt the salt marshes by polluting and over fishing of the areas. To protect these areas, we can put legal protection on them and make sure nobody harms the salt marshes.