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Life in and aroundthe salt marshes

a handbook of plant and animal life in and around the temperate Atlantic coastal marshes

by Michael J. Ursin

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Published by Crowell in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Tidemarsh ecology -- Atlantic coast (United States)

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references.

    Statementby Michael J. Ursin ; With illustrations by the author ; Linda G. Clark, assistant to the author.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsQH541.5.S24
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxvii, 110 p. :
    Number of Pages110
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL21620765M
    ISBN 10069048982X
    OCLC/WorldCa508257

    Get this from a library! Marvels in the muck: life in the salt marshes. [Doug Wechsler] -- The salt marsh is not so friendly to humans, but it's the only place to be for many creatures and plants. Breathtaking photographs and fascinating facts reveal the secrets of the salt marsh and. Salt Marsh Life. Salt Marsh Cycles. Salt marshes are habitats that are pulsed by two high tides and two low tides during each hour cycle. The height of a given high tide is influenced by the phases of the moon as well as the wind. During any monthly cycle, peak tides occur during those lunar phases when the sun and moon align with the earth.

    Learn about this habitat now and be that much more knowledgeable when the warmer weather rolls around. The salt marsh is a fascinating habitat teeming with creatures big and small. These plants and animals depend on — and thrive in — the mixture of salt and fresh water that continually flows in . Salt marshes are one of the iconic features of life in coastal South Carolina. Ranking among the most productive and diverse landscapes on the planet (almost on par with rainforests), you can be sure to discover something new each time you explore a salt marsh.

    Ursin, Michael J., Life in and Around the Salt Marshes, Thomas Y. Crowell Company, New York, Luke and Dave Walden working at their “light table,” creating the original slide show. Salt marshes don’t necessarily look impressive – and they certainly don’t smell impressive – but they’re an extremely important part of the ecosystem. They provide food, hiding places and habitat for many animals, including fishes and birds. In the Fraser River, they’re nurseries for Chinook and chum salmon. The salmon spend up to.


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Life In and Around the Salt Marshes;: A handbook of plant and animal life in and around the temperate Atlantic coastal marshes, Hardcover – January 1, Author: Michael J Ursin.

Life in and around the salt marshes;: A handbook of plant and animal life in and around the temperate Atlantic coastal marshes, Paperback – January 1, byAuthor: Michael J Ursin. Life in and Around the Salt Marshes - A Handbook of Plant and Animal Life in and Around the Temperate Atlantic Coastal Marshes [Michael J.

Ursin] on. Every year thousands of individuals and families visit the temperate salt marshes along the Atlantic coast of the United States to study and observe these unusual and important ecosystems.

This handbook, the first of its kind, considers the entire living environment — the terrain, the vegetation, and the animal life — and shows how in the salt marshes, as elsewhere, everything in nature is tied.

Life and Death of the Salt Marsh shows how these marshes are developed, what kinds of life inhabit them, how enormously they have contributed to man, and how ruthlessly man is destroying by: Salt marshes provide a unique habitat for plants, animals, and insects that Wechsler lovingly portrays through In Frog Heaven, he described and photographed a year in the life of a vernal pool.

Here he does the same thing for salt marshes/5(1). In LIFE AND DEATH OF THE SALT MARSH, they do a wonderful job of discussing how a salt marsh is formed, how long it takes, and how ecologically fragile it is. They make the point that man can, and does, destroy in a decade or less what it has taken nature centuries to build/5(10).

Life and Death When the tide is in, the gentle music of moving water is added to the prairie rustle. One of nature's greatest gifts is the string of salt marshes that edges the East Coast from Newfoundland to Florida -- a ribbon of green growth, part solid land, part scurrying water.4/5.

The World of the Salt Marsh is a wide-ranging exploration of the southeastern coastits natural history, its people and their way of life, and the historic and ongoing threats to its ecological survival.

Focusing on areas from Cape Hatteras, North Carolina, to Cape Canaveral, Florida, Charles Seabrook examines the ecological importance of the salt marsh, calling it a/5.

Atlanta Journal-Constitution environmental writer Seabrook (Cumberland Island: Strong Women, Wild Horses,etc.) opens the door to the world that lies between the land and the ocean, the tidal salt marsh. Told through the life experiences of his friends and colleagues—fishermen, crabbers, oystermen and others—the author's story frequently returns to his main theme: the destruction of Author: Charles Seabrook.

Alligators, Marshes, Mining, and Medicine is about Weeks Island and Dr. Donald Pavy, who lived and practiced medicine there for ten years.

Weeks Island is a salt dome in the marshes of coastal Louisiana.3/5(1). Marsh Deer Crawlers and Swimmers. Salt Marshes suit many species. The marsh is crawling with hundreds of kinds of invertebrates.

Fiddler crabs, hermit crabs and stone crabs join snails, mussels and worms in finding food and shelter in the salt marsh. Fish and shrimp come into salt marshes looking for food or for a place to lay their eggs. Buy Life in and Around the Salt Marshes: A Handbook of Plant and Animal Life in and Around the Temperate Atlantic Coastal Marshes, by Michael J Ursin online at Alibris.

We have new and used copies available, in 1 editions - starting at $ Shop now. As the series names suggests, the focus is strongly on British examples but the author roams the country widely and brings the marshes he visits vividly to life.

Splendid stuff. I bloody love it." – Alan Crowden, BES Bulletin, Volume 48(4), December "I expected this book to be an ecological account of the habitats of ‘tide and time’.3/5(2). The World of the Salt Marsh is the poignant story of the coast. On second glance, the richly woven layers of this compelling narrative blend coastal culture and natural history with saltwater ecosystem dynamics to educate and inform This book provides a clear shapshot of the life and times of a salt marsh in today's fast-paced world.

What is a salt marsh. My Book on Salt Marshes. Read the reviews. Don't take my word for it. Where to visit a salt marsh. Listings by state of places where you can visit a salt marsh.

Map of salt marshes: Salt Marsh Animals: Salt Marsh Plants. Life in and around the salt marshes; a handbook of plant and animal life in and around the temperate Atlantic coastal marshes. Salt marsh, area of low, flat, poorly drained ground that is subject to daily or occasional flooding by salt water or brackish water and is covered with a thick mat of grasses and such grasslike plants as sedges and marshes are common along low seacoasts, inside barrier bars and beaches, in estuaries, and on deltas and are also extensive in deserts and other arid regions that are.

It is a memior of sorts about the times of one Wyman Richardson and his time spent on Cape Cod, mostly in the house on Nauset Marsh. It was published ina simpler time when cooking on a wood stove was a daily occurance, crabbing was an event and a long canoe trip "around the horn" was a /5.

The Teals make a good case for intelligent planning and conservation of the salt marshes. Two-thirds of the value of commercial fish and shellfish come from species that lead at least part of their life cycles on the marsh-estuaries. The marshes act as buffers against flood damage and are feeding grounds for birds and shellfish.

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1n: Chapman VJ (ed) Wet coastal ecosystems. Elsevier.A good book to have on the subject in the 's I worked for an environmental company that did surveying and water analysis in and around the salt/freshwater marshes of northern NJ including the infamous mercury polluted site know as the Ventron Site in around the Hackensack Meadowlands/5(2).Saltmarshes and estuaries are unique places where river freshwater and salty sea mix, providing a range of habitats that many animals rely on for feeding, breeding, and shelter.

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