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.
Perhaps there he could embark; if not, crossing the salt marshes
, he would repair to Guerande-en-Croisic, to wait for an opportunity to cross over to Belle-Isle.
"And the legs of mutton of the salt marshes
," said Porthos, smacking his lips.
Previous studies of the upper boundaries of the region's salt marshes
have focused on abrupt changes in abiotic factors, which influence the landward and seaward distributions of many plant species (Neuenschwander, 1972; Neuenschwander et al., 1979; Zedler and Cox, 1985; Callaway et at., 1990; Zedler et al., 1992; Pennings and Callaway, 1992).
Grazing pressure of geese is greatest in salt marshes
of intermediate age (Fig.
In the late '60s I commuted every day by train from my parents' house in suburban New Jersey to high school in Manhattan, passing through the no-man's-land of salt marshes
and coke-smelting plants and dead-refrigerator dumps that stretched east from Newark almost to Hoboken.
and seashores, glacial ridges and shifting dunes, pine barrens and waterfowl, these are all part of the special view of Long Island captured by naturalist, photographer, and illustrator Robert Villani in Long Island: A Natural History (Harry N.
Halophytes must adapt to the hypoxic or anoxic conditions of flooding in salt marshes
and nutrient deficiencies in these habitats (Chapman, 1974; Gallagher, 1975; Patrick & Delaune, 1976; Langlois & Ungar, 1976; Lieffers & Shay, 1980; Mendelssohn, 1979; Cooper, 1982; Karimi & Ungar, 1986; Loveland & Ungar, 1983; Covin & Zedler, 1988; Adam, 1990; Ungar, 1991; Van Diggelen, 1991; Keiffer et al., 1994).
I thought the acrid smell was from the sea, or certainly the salt marshes
The water in some salt marshes
is nearly as salty as the sea.
look remarkably uniform: Low and flat, they are a luscious green in the spring and summer, tan to brown in fall and winter.
NSF's LTER Network is made up of 28 sites in ecosystems from freshwater lakes and deserts to salt marshes