Latest Mudflat Stories
U.S. scientists say they've started a two-year experiment testing a new method of dealing with polluted sediment in coastal waterways. The University of New Hampshire researchers are in a polluted sediment mud flat at the edge of the Cocheco River near downtown Dover, N.H.
By Rona Kobell, The Baltimore Sun Nov. 13--The Maryland Port Administration and the U.S.
Mudflats, or otherwise known as tidal flats, are coastal wetlands that form when mud is left behind by tides or rivers. They’re found in sheltered regions such as bayous, lagoons, estuaries, and bays. Mudflats might be seen geologically as exposed layers of bay mud, a result from the deposition of estuarine silts, marine animal detritus, and clays. The majority of the sediment in a mudflat is within the intertidal zone, therefore the flat is submerged and exposed about twice per day. In...