Early evening on a salt marsh

Marsh

Marshes form where water is very close to, or above, the ground surface for part or most of the year. This results in a waterlogged environment that stays soggy even if there are no pools of standing water. Marshes are either features in their own right, or zones along the margin of a lake or a river's edge. In intertidal areas along the coast, salt marshes sometimes occur. Surprisingly, these are enormously biologically productive.

Behaviours

Useful behaviours for this habitat

Ecozones

Ecozones where this habitat is found

Habitats

Other Freshwater habitats

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