Marsh: Life Along a Salt Marsh, and Why It
Twice a day tides along Oregon’s coast rise and fall four to ten feet. This tide flow allows delicate ecosystems such as salt marshes, some of the most biologically productive ecosystems on earth, to exist. Marshes supply food and refuge for a myriad of species, provide a home for fish, and filter pollutants. Did you know one of the last unprotected salt marshes in Oregon is the Nedonna Marsh, part of the Nehalem Bay Estuary?
|Please click here for the rich array of
birds seen in the Marsh
who call the Marsh home
plants of the Marsh