salt marsh

A salt marsh pond in Plum Island, MA (on the left), alongside a tidal creek (on the right).

How Sea Level Rise Will Affect Salt Marshes

Mark Altaweel

Researchers have calculated that about 90 percent of salt marshes are under threat from rising sea levels predicted to occur by the year 2100.

Satellite imagery showing multiple colored salt ponds in the SF Bay.

Restoring a Salt Marsh

Elizabeth Borneman

The San Francisco Bay was once connected to a large salt marsh that contained many different and rare species of plants and animals. Conservationists are now restoring the salt marsh.