COSEE Ocean Systems: News
Why Are Coastal Salt Marshes Falling Apart?
Description: Salt marshes have been disintegrating and dying over the past two decades along the U.S. Eastern Seaboard and other highly developed coastlines without anyone fully understanding why. Some losses caused by sea-level rise and development. Now researchers report that nutrients--such as nitrogen and phosphorus from septic and sewer systems and lawn fertilizers--can cause salt marsh loss. [Source: National Science Foundation]
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Source: National Science Foundation
Publish Date: 10/17/2012
Reading Level: Basic
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