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Salt marshes (definition)

Typically, transitional areas between land and
ocean, where the salinity and level of the water
are dependent on the tides. However, there are
also inland salt marshes in arid areas where the
water has a high salt level due to evaporation.
Salt water marshes are dominated by salt tolerant
(halophytic) vegetation. They are environmentally
delicate areas, extremely vulnerable to pollution.

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