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There is a lot of information about salt marshes on the internet. Here are a few links to get you started.

Salt marsh plants visible in our photographs

  1. The grass Spartina alterniflora https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spartina_alterniflora
    More technical information here http://plants.usda.gov/core/profile?symbol=SPAL
  2. The succulent Batis maritima https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Batis_maritima
  3. The succulent Salicornia virginica https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Salicornia_virginica
  4. The rush Juncus roemerianus https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Juncus_roemerianus
  5. The seaside daisy Borrichia frutescens https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Borrichia_frutescens

Salt marsh animals visible in our photographs

  1. The snail Littoraria irrorata https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Littoraria_irrorata
  2. The salt marsh mussel Geukensia demissa https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geukensia_demissa
  3. The fiddler crab Uga pugnax https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uca_pugnax
  4. The fiddler crab Uca pugilator https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uca_pugilator

Research about salt marshes

  1. The Georgia Coastal Ecosystems Long-Term Ecological Research site http://gce-lter.marsci.uga.edu/
  2. The Plum Island Long-Term Ecological Research site http://pie-lter.ecosystems.mbl.edu/
  3. The Virginia Coastal Reserve Long-Term Ecological Research site http://www.vcrlter.virginia.edu/home1/index.php

For the youngsters

  1. Children’s book about salt marshes: And the tide comes in http://gce-schoolyard.uga.edu/book/description.htm