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Middle Marsh

Middle Marsh is a Spartina wetland between Shackleford Island and the mainland. Oyster beds fringe the edge of the marsh.

Why do oysters inhabit Middle Marsh?
What is the source of sediments for Middle Marsh?
What clues do you see in these photographs that indicate low tide or high tide?

How is the vegetation on Middle Marsh different from the vegetation on barrier islands such as Emerald Isle, Salter Path, Pine Knoll Shores, Fort Macon and Core Banks?

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