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marsh

an area of wet or periodically wet land where the soils are not peaty.
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"We are involved with a coastal marsh restoration master plan and we are working on two major projects right now."
In combination, these results indicate that it is likely a better choice to use sweep nets than vacuums when addressing large community focused studies in coastal marsh ecosystems.
These collective efforts under water and on the surface of the Gulf are intended in large part to keep the oil from reaching coastal marshes and wetlands--what Coast Guard Admiral Thad Allen, the National Incident Commander for responding to the spill, termed the "worst case scenario for us to deal with." (1) Nevertheless, within days there were reports that oil had reached coastal areas and had begun to affect land and wildlife and that oiling continued more than 100 days after the explosion: on August 1, 10% of Gulf coast shoreline miles were oiled, according to the government.
First, falconers have little chance hunting ducks spread out in big, inaccessible, unfrozen coastal marshes. Falconry is a walker's sport and one can't walk very far in an unfrozen marsh.
According to the A1F1 SRES scenario (the high coal and high oil and gas use scenario with the greatest [CO.sub.2] emissions), it is estimated that coastal marsh loss from sea-level rise alone would be 3 - 20% by the 2080s, although much higher (35 - 70%) when human activity is incorporated into the scenario (IPCC, 2001b; Nichols, 2004).
Population ecology of the rice rat (Oryzomys palustris) in a coastal marsh. J.
Modelling coastal marsh stability in response to sea level rise: a case study in coastal Louisiana, USA.
If you happen to be in one of the northern states this winter, particularly in a low, open prairie or an eastern coastal marsh, you might treat yourself to the sight of some of the most splendid visitors from the Arctic Circle.
Three schoolboy pals were drowned after deadly tides swept them away on a coastal marsh.
The state is losing about 100 acres of coastal marsh each day and has lost more than a million acres since the turn of the century.
Extensive Spartina salt marshes in the Tuckerton Peninsula, characteristic of coastal marsh systems of the northeastern United States (Kennish, 2001), border broad areas (~33.8 [km.sup.2]) of Little Egg Harbor to the north and the Mullica River-Great Bay Estuary to the south.

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