Salt marsh

Title Info
Common name Grass, Marsh
Scientific name Spartina
Taxonomic group Poaceae
Source Dan L. Perlman
Ecosystems Wetlands, aquatic; Grasslands, savannas
Grasslands and savannas Marsh
Wetlands and aquatic Marshes, Swamps
Nutrient cycles Nitrogen
Conservation Nature preserves
Lessons Ecosystem Sampler; Aquatic systems
Keywords Gramineae
Location Martha's Vineyard,Massachusetts,USA,North America

Salt marsh, Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts. Salt marshes are highly productive ecosystems that provide valuable ecosystem services. They help buffer inland ecosystems from the force of waves while acting as a nursery for the young of many commercially valuable fish and shellfish species. This marsh is protected by the Massachusetts Audubon Society.