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Jarrett's Bay

Jarrett's Bay is sound side of Core Banks and is characterized by wetlands and tidal creeks. These wetlands are dominated by Juncus (black needlerush). Juncus is found in brackish, quiet, shallow waters. Is the water in Jarrett's Bay as salty as the ocean?
Is this marsh growing or eroding away?
What conditions prevent more diversity of plants in this marsh?

Is the environment of Jarrett's Bay different from the sound side of Bogue Banks at Emerald Isle and Pine Knoll Shores?

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Juncus Juncus maritime forest marsh




marsh marsh marsh edge




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