salt marsh

noun

Definition of salt marsh

: flat land subject to overflow by salt water

Examples of salt marsh in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The loss of salt marshes or major changes to their ecology are also likely to have other negative effects for our environment, according to researchers. Gregory B. Hladky, courant.com, "Climate change has pushed Long Island Sound and its birds to "the edge of major, hard-to-predict changes,” reports says," 5 Dec. 2019 Charleston’s awardees will tackle two projects: restoring a salt marsh habitat and contributing relevant data to an international database for global analysis of climate change. USA TODAY, "Loveland valentines, crime scene towels, corn trail: News from around our 50 states," 9 Jan. 2020 The mudflats and salt marshes at Wallasea currently bury around 1,200 metric tons of CO₂ a year—the equivalent of the per capita emissions of only around 200 Brits in 2018. Ciara Nugent / Wallasea Island, Time, "The Best Way to Save Nature? More Nature," 12 Sep. 2019 The society’s annual report urges shoreline communities to do everything possible to identify and protect significant salt marshes, including buying land, offering conservation easements and purchasing development rights. Gregory B. Hladky, courant.com, "Climate change has pushed Long Island Sound and its birds to "the edge of major, hard-to-predict changes,” reports says," 5 Dec. 2019 Massive sand dunes guard salt marshes and serene lagoons, and unspoiled beaches stretch for miles. Brady Dennis, Anchorage Daily News, "The sea ice used to protect them. Now their island is crumbling into the sea.," 1 Nov. 2019 Her work comprises watercolors, collages, and photographs, including summer landscapes inspired by the salt marshes and seascapes of Cape Cod and autumn landscapes featuring the Charles River. BostonGlobe.com, "www.contemporaryartsinternational.org," 17 Oct. 2019 Natural areas The city is surrounded by nature preserves, salt marshes, and wildlife sanctuaries. BostonGlobe.com, "Five reasons to visit Biddeford, Maine - The Boston Globe," 14 Oct. 2019 Flanked by pines interrupted only by campsites and cottages for rent, the road overlooks white sand beaches and brick-red eroded cliffs, sand dunes and salt marshes. Chantal Martineau, Bon Appétit, "Beauty and Brine: Prince Edward Island Is an Oyster-Lover’s Paradise," 7 Nov. 2019

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First Known Use of salt marsh

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above

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“Salt marsh.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/salt%20marsh. Accessed 22 Feb. 2020.

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