Salt marsh

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A salt marsh in Scotland

A salt marsh is a piece of land, near the sea, which is flooded, at least occasionally. Salt marshes form a habitat for plants and animals that live there.The water speed is slow and has a gentle swash.

Distribution of important halophytes. Salt marshes are green, mangrove swamps are orange.
Salt marsh during low tide, mean low tide, high tide and very high tide (spring tide).