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Photo by Tom Grey

Saltwater Marsh

A saltwater marsh is a shallow area bordering on an ocean, bay, or estuary where the tidal action of salt water creates plant communities that are habitat for many birds and animals. Glide your mouse over the picture to find the three species of birds and two types of vegetation and one species of mammal that can be found in a saltwater marsh. A salt pond is similar to a saltwater marsh, but it is man-made. We get our table salt from salt ponds!