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NOAA Photo Library Image - nerr0323

North Inlet - Winyah Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve. Dead cordgrass, known as detritus, is carried by the tides and can form dense mats on the marsh surface. Detritus, especially the smaller decomposing plant pieces, is a very important component of salt marsh food webs.

Image ID: nerr0323, NOAA's Estuarine Research Reserve Collection
Location: Vicinity of Georgetown, South Carolina

Category: Estuaries/Flora/

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