BIRD'S-EYE VIEW OF SALT MARSHES

The meandering creeks in salt marshes are easiest to see from the air. The first seven photos show marshes that have not been modified by ditching and development.

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Meandering guts in Delaware Bay.

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Laughing Gulls nest on the banks of this creek.

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Life in the marsh is interconnected with life in the bay.

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Upper reaches of a salt marsh

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The light tan areas along the edge of the big creek are patches of Phragmites or Common Reed

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Salt marsh along a river.

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Branching creeks in natural salt marsh.



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The straight lines are ditches dug to
drain the marsh to control the mosquitoes.
This has not been good for many other animals
of the marsh.

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Housing, marina and road built in the salt marsh.



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The houses to the right were built on a former salt marsh.