Latest Marshes Stories
Cape Cod and its marshes are in distress. And the blame for the distress, it appears, can be very evenly spread between humans and some of the animals that call the marshes home.
Salt marshes have been disappearing over the past two decades and a group of American researchers has shown that an influx of phosphorus- and nitrogen-based nutrients is partly to blame.
With support from the National Science Foundation (NSF), biogeochemists are investigating how climate change and sea level rise may impact fresh and saltwater ecosystems, such as this marsh.
Global warming may exact a toll on salt marshes in New England, but new research shows that one key constituent of marshes may be especially endangered.
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