Due to accelerated sea level rise, the fate of some salt marshes is in jeopardy. The deliberate placement of sediment on a marsh surface can, in selected cases, be used to give the plants an elevation boost to overcome the stresses of prolonged flooding. This technique is relatively new. Come find out what eight National Estuarine Research Reserves, including Waquoit Bay, are researching to contribute to the enhanced understanding of the benefits and potential pitfalls of this technique to aid drowning marshes.
Dr. Megan Tyrrell, Research Coordinator, Waquoit Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve
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