Michael Scampato, Emma Young, and Mackenzie McGuire
What is an Estuary?
What are the Abiotic Factors of Estuaries
Animals Among Estuaries
Vegetation Among Estuaries
Smooth Cordgrass is a common vegetation in estuaries that have adapted to strive in the harsh marshes. Their biggest adaptation is their height; which is a wide range from 6 inches to 7 feet, depending on how close to the water the plant is. It adapted to be tall enough to grow in the waters no matter where in the estuary.
The Sea Grass is a vegetation that has adapted to estuaries by being able to flower under water. Since this vegetation has adapted to live completely submerged it does not have to compete over living space like plants on the surface ground.
The Purple Loosestrife is a tough plant that was brought from England to North America and is tough enough to strive in estuary marshland and near the shoreline. This vegetation's greatest adaption is that it colonizes very easily, even in a harsh environment, and even kills off competing plants to thrive.
Digital Media Extensions Regarding Estuaries
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