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EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > COASTAL PROCESSES > MARSHES
Definition:
Pertaining to the environment of dense grasses (typically salt-tolerant cordgrasses of the genus Spartina) growing on broad, flat coastal areas, characterized by muddy substrate and periodic tidal draining and flooding.
Reference:
Adapted from: Lerman, M. 1986. Marine Biology; Environment, Diversity, and Ecology. The Benjamin/Cummings Publishing Co. p. 519.
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