Physical geography: case study a coastal habitat


spurn head salt marsh

spurn head is a narrow sand spit on the yorkshire coast whch extends across the humber estuary. it is 4.8km long but in places less than 50m wide. mud flats and a salt marsh have developed on its western side sheltered by the spit

strategies to protect the salt marsh

  • spurn head has been designated a national nature reserve and a site of special scientific intrest. it is owned by the yorkshire wildlife trust
  • visitors are welcome to walk, fish or watch birds. dogs are not allowed and cars…


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