Backup Document for Salt Marshes

By Michael M. and Noel C.

What is a Salt Marsh?

A salt marsh is a marshy area found near estuaries and sounds. The water in salt marshes varies from saturated water with some salt and freshwater.
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Where do Salt Marshes come from?

A coastal ecosystem in the upper coastal intertidal zone between land and open salt water or brackish water that is regularly flooded by tides.
Intro to Salt Marshes
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The Abiotic Factors of Salt Marshes

The Abiotic factors of Salt Marshes are:


  1. Temperature
  2. pH
  3. Currents
  4. Minerals
  5. Sunlight
  6. Rock
  7. Water
  8. Flooding
  9. Mud and Cement
  10. Tides

Biotic Factors of Salt Marshes

There are many biotic factors in Salt Marshes such as:


  1. Animals
  2. Plants
  3. Fungi
  4. Bacteria
  5. Protist

What is the food web?

Here is a picture which can show and explain most of it.
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Human Impacts on Salt Marshes.

Three hundred and fifty years of wetland destruction and pollution have left a legacy on New England salt marshes. Today, some of the challenges facing wetland managers and scientist include the identification or imperiled salt marshes, the prioritization of sites for restoration, and the development of ways to measure the effectiveness of restoration efforts. Human Impacts are:


  1. Pollution
  2. Coastal Development
  3. Improper marsh elevations
  4. Non-native species