Salt Marsh Observation

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We went to the salt marsh at Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina. Starting at the water line we measured 100 meters into the salt marsh. At every 10 meters we stopped and laid a quadrat down, which is just a square made out of pipe. We counted the number of each species and organisms we saw in each quadrat and also measured the height of each plant. We repeated these steps until we got to the 100 meter mark, which took us eleven quadrats total. We also measured how far away from the shore it was at each quadrat. We took the elevation every ten meters. One person held the fiberglass staff and another person stood ten meters away and held the measuring pole. They moved their finger up on the pole until it was even with the horizon.

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