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Saltwater Marsh

Ecosystem
Salt marshes cover 29 percent of lands within the refuge, forming the immediate landward side of the low energy coastline along Apalachee Bay and extending up tidally influenced rivers. They are plant communities of the intertidal zone, the transition area between terrestrial and marine environments. 

Facts About Saltwater Marsh

One of richest habitats on Earth

Dominant plant is black needlerush

Others plants include cordgrass, saltwort, and glasswort

Animals include fiddler crabs and clapper rails

Page Photo Credits — ©Carole Robertson
Last Updated: Oct 29, 2013
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