Salt Marshes

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Salt loving plants are called
halophytic
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What do salt marshes form behind?
spits
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An area of coastal grassland that is regularly flooded by seawater
salt marsh
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The tidal mouth of a large river, where the tide meets the stream
estuary
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The coastal process where material is dropped at the mouth of the river
deposition
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A complex network of interactions between organisms and their natural environment
ecosystem
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Movement of material along the coast
longshore drift
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End of a river
mouth
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Another name for a salt marsh
tidal marsh
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Name for a salty environment
saline
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process of coastal sediment returning to the visible portion of a beach
coastal accretion
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what part of the salt marsh is continued from the high water mark- to the neap tide mark
low marsh
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what comes after the high marsh mark
marsh border
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What do salt marshes form behind?

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spits

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An area of coastal grassland that is regularly flooded by seawater

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The tidal mouth of a large river, where the tide meets the stream

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The coastal process where material is dropped at the mouth of the river

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