Keyhaven marshes Casestudy. Coastal habitat.

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  • Created by: Sneha
  • Created on: 06-03-13 18:46
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  • Keyhaven Marshes
    • Threats
      • Salt marsh retreating 6m a year
      • Hurst castle spit breached during severe storms - salt marsh flooded with water and so rate of erosion increases.
      • Tourists damage fragile environment - walking, cycling, parking and pollution.
    • Management
      • 1996 - rock armour, beach nourishment used to increase height of HC spit.
        • Cost: £5m
  • Threats
    • Salt marsh retreating 6m a year
    • Hurst castle spit breached during severe storms - salt marsh flooded with water and so rate of erosion increases.
    • Tourists damage fragile environment - walking, cycling, parking and pollution.
  • Cost: £5m
  • Area conserved. SSSI and a nature reserve.  - closely monitored and some areas are out of bounds to public. There are lots of information boards to inform people of fragile environment.
    • Management
      • 1996 - rock armour, beach nourishment used to increase height of HC spit.
    • Animals/plants found here.
      • Keyhaven Marshes
        • Cordgrass.
        • Ringed Plover
        • Wold Spider
      • Sea Lavander
        • Animals/plants found here.
          • Cordgrass.
          • Ringed Plover
          • Wold Spider
      • Oystercatcher
        • Common blue resident butterfly

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