Bay with salt meadow, Nova Scotia, Canada

Salt Meadow

A salt meadow or salt marsh is an environment in the upper coastal intertidal zone between land and salt water or brackish water, it is dominated by dense stands of halophytic (salt-tolerant) plants such as herbs, grasses, or low shrubs. These plants are terrestrial in origin and are essential to the stability of the salt marsh in trapping and binding sediments. Salt marshes play a large role in the aquatic food web and the exporting of nutrients to coastal waters. They also provide support to terrestrial animals such as migrating birds as well as providing coastal protection.

Source: - 07.03.2012

Bay with Salt Meadow

Only a few kilometers away from the other bay, the salt meadows form the picture.

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