ERIC Number: ED237313
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1980-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
Tidal Marshes: The Boundary between Land and Ocean.
An overview of the ecology of the tidal marshes along the gulf coast of the United States is presented. The following topics are included: (1) the human impact on tidal marshes; (2) the geologic origins of tidal marshes; (3) a description of the physical characteristics and ecosystem of the marshlands; (4) a description of the marshland food chain and the resulting high yield in commercial animal species; and (5) the economic and aesthetic value of tidal marshes. Drawings and diagrams show how marshlands form, the animal and plant life they support, the spawning patterns of the brown shrimp, a simple example of a marsh-estuary food chain, and the life cycle of some of the animals and plants. References are included. (JW)
Descriptors: Ecology, Environmental Education, Marine Biology, Natural Resources, Resource Materials
Information Transfer Specialist, National Coastal Ecosystems Team, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, NASA-Slidell Computer Complex, 1010 Gause Blvd., Slidell, Louisiana 70458.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Fish and Wildlife Service (Dept. of Interior), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Louisiana State Univ., Baton Rouge. Center for Wetland Resources.