salt marshes

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  • salt marshes
    • place ?
      • sheltered rivers
      • sheltered estuarys
      • behind spits
    • how ?
      • mud deposits
      • silt deposits
      • long shore drift
    • plants
      • halophytes
      • pioneer plants
      • grass
      • reeds
      • eventualy trees
    • important porocesses
      • sucession
        • where a type of plant takes over and becomes the dominant species
      • pioneer
        • the first type of plant that grows on the mud flats
      • colonisation
        • the plants roots take place and grow
      • salt pan
        • a hollow where sea water becomes trapped and evaportes

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