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Contact: Diana Kenney
Marine Biological Laboratory

Healthy Salt Marsh, Plum Island Estuary, Massachusetts

Caption: Healthy salt marsh creeks at Plum Island Estuary, Massachusetts, are lined with lush, smooth cordgrass. The plant's below-ground roots and above-ground leaves build and maintain salt marshes.

Credit: David S. Johnson/MBL

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