Salt marsh

type of coastal ecosystem

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.

A salt marsh in Scotland
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).