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Salt marsh vocab

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Salinity
the total amount of dissolved salts in a water sample
Halophyte
a plant that can live in high salinity
Dike
a barrier constructed to contain the flow of water or to keep out the sea
Marsh Border
The area around the marsh where it is never wet like your girlfriend when she sees me
Mudflats
Wide expanses of an estuary that are exposed during low tide
Turbidity
the measurement of water cloudiness; it may be affected by such things as sediment and plankton concentrations
Culvert
artificial channel for water; drain crossing under a road
Neap tide
When the tidal range is lowest. (first moon and third moon). Happens 2 times a month when its a 1/4 of a moon