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Salt marshes in Maryland, United States

Salt marshes are seen as one of the most biologically productive habitats on earth. They provide nutrients to coastal waters and therefore act as an important feeding and nursery ground for a large variety of animals, including commercially important fish and crustaceans. Salt marshes also function as efficient carbon sinks, helping to remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, through sediment accumulation.

Year: 2014

From album: Blue Carbon

Photographer: Steven Lutz

Tags: carbon salt marsh

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