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salt marsh

n.
An area of low coastal grassland frequently overflowed by the tide.

salt marsh

n
(Physical Geography) an area of marshy ground that is intermittently inundated with salt water or that retains pools or rivulets of salt or brackish water, together with its characteristic halophytic vegetation

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n.
a marshy tract that is wet with salt water or flooded by the sea.
[before 1000]
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Noun1.salt marsh - low-lying wet land that is frequently flooded with saltwater
fenland, marsh, marshland, fen - low-lying wet land with grassy vegetation; usually is a transition zone between land and water; "thousands of acres of marshland"; "the fens of eastern England"
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Like the refugees and renegades who slunk away in the salt marshes of the Adriatic and builded the palaces of powerful Venice on her deep-sunk piles, so these wretched hunted blacks builded power until they became masters of the mainland, controlling traffic and trade- routes, compelling the bushmen for ever after to remain in the bush and never to dare attempt the salt-water.
And the legs of mutton of the salt marshes," said Porthos, smacking his lips.
Several studies have shown the importance of moderate grazing in creating and maintaining habitat heterogeneity for birds on salt marshes (e.
The New York City Department of Parks and Recreation (NYC Parks) will use a $98,000 EPA grant to revise its monitoring procedures to more accurately report the status and success of the agency s restoration of salt marshes.
Extensive Spartina salt marshes in the Tuckerton Peninsula, characteristic of coastal marsh systems of the northeastern United States (Kennish, 2001), border broad areas (~33.
Others who may find chapters of interest include mosquito control professionals, especially those whose major pests develop in salt marshes, such as in coastal New Jersey and Florida.
Between 1984 and 2011, the Florida coast from the Miami area northward gained more than 3,000 acres of mangrove forests, edging out salt marshes.
Historic maps, remote imagery and field surveys reveal that a terraced sequence of four salt marshes has arisen on a decadal-centennial time-scale over a frontage of about 4 km at Northwick and Aust warths exposed to westerly to northerly winds on the east bank of the Severn Estuary, UK.
Active planting of high-diversity plots should therefore be seriously considered as a restoration tool to achieve common management goals in southern California salt marshes.
Fish & Wildlife Service completed a $10 million restoration project on the Bandon National Wildlife Refuge, removing dikes and dams that had converted salt marshes to pasture land.
Russell Jones, RSPB Ynys-hir warden, said: "The delicate black and white geese come to the RSPB Ynys-hir nature reserve every winter to enjoy the milder climate and rich feeding grounds on the salt marshes.
Among the topics are vegetation responses to tidal restoration, avian community responses to tidal restoration along the North Atlantic coast of North America, the New Hampshire experience of restoring tidal flow to salt marshes, the role of simulation models in understanding the salt marsh restoration process, and science and partnerships in salt marsh restoration at the Galilee Bird Sanctuary in Rhode Island.