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Contact: David Orenstein
Brown University

What's Killing the Coastal Saltmarshes of Southern New England?

Caption: Senior Sinead Crotty checks a cage that protects Sesarma crabs from predators. Excluding predators for a single growing season, the experiment showed, more than doubled Sesarma consumption of marsh grass, with damage above and below ground.

Credit: Bertness Lab/Brown University

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