Flashcards in Salt Marshes Deck (6)
Where do salt marshes form?
The inter tidal zone (between high and low tide mark)
At low energy coastlines
Shelter from wind and waves
What are the features at the high tide mark?
Climax species = Sedge
Conditions at low tide mark:
Harsh conditions for life (high salinity -> salty)
Thin layer of nutrients from ground
Pioneer species = Glass wort
What 2 main things do salt marshes need to form?
A low energy environment and a source of sediment
Examples of pioneer species:
Glasswort, Sea Purslane, Sedge