Salt marsh formation G1

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    • 4. level of mud rises, less frequently covered by water
    • 2. mud begins to break the surface to form mudflats
    • 3. cordgrass; long roots prevent it from being swept away from waves
    • 1. begins with just mud & salt in sheltered part of coastline
    • 5. conditions become less harsh as rainwater washes salt & decomposing plant matter
    • 6. improves fertility of the new forming soil

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