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salt marsh

a community of salt-tolerant plants growing on intertidal mud in brackish conditions in sheltered estuaries and bays.
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Patterns of invertebrate distribution and abundance in the intertidal salt marsh: causes and questions.
The utilization of an intertidal salt marsh creek by larval and juvenile fishes: abundance, diversity and temporal variation.
Measurements of flow, turbulence and suspended sediment concentration were carried out in a tidal creek that feeds an intertidal salt marsh basin.
Our study site is an expansive intertidal salt marsh in the Great Bay-Mullica River estuarine system at the end of Great Bay Boulevard just north of the Rutger's University Marine Station, Tuckerton, Ocean County, New Jersey, USA.
a) Tethering experiments Subtidal Low-intertidal sand bottom sand flat Particle class Site MM1 Site MM2 Site MM1 Site MM2 Silt-clay 1.8 (0.1) 2.1 (0.6) 2.3 (0.2) 0.7 (0.1) Very fine sands 91.9 (0.8) 92.6 (1.2) 91.8 (0.7) 91.6 (1.0) Mid-intertidal sand flat Salt marsh edge Particle class Site MM1 Site MM2 Site MM1 Site MM2 Silt-clay 1.2 (0.2) 2.2(0.4) 5.2 (0.1) 5.6 (0.2) Very fine sands 97.1 (0.3) 89.1 (1.1) 79.8 (1.4) 89.9 (0.9) b) Enclosure experiments Intertidal sand flat First set Second set Silt-clay 1.5 (0.4) 7.04 (1.0) Very fine sands 81.1 (5.2) 86.6 (1.3) Intertidal salt marsh First set Second set Silt-clay 2.2 (0.4) 10.1 (0.9) Very fine sands 87.3 (5.2) 81.9 (1.6) Notes: Very fine sands (grain sizes 62.5-125 [micro]m) were the dominant size fraction in all habitats.