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Coastal Wetlands: The State and Future of a Precious Resource

June 2, 2020

Coastal wetlands are home to many species of salt-tolerant plants. The species differ across salinity and water levels, which are controlled by tides and freshwater input. The vegetated plain, sinuous creeks, and open-water areas of wetlands are productive nurseries for juvenile fish and other estuarine species. They also provide feeding grounds for wading birds and stopover corridors for migratory waterfowl. View Geonarrative

Photo showing different species of salt tolerant plants near a saltmarsh
Photo showing different species of salt tolerant plants near a saltmarsh.

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