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  1. North Carolina salt marshes (Courtesy: John Bruno) Session 4: Estuarine Ecosystems Coastal Hazards Management Course Slide 4. 1, North Carolina salt marshes

  2. A New England salt marsh at high tide (Courtesy: John Bruno) Session 4: Estuarine Ecosystems Coastal Hazards Management Course Slide 4. 2, A New England salt marsh

  3. Salt marsh zonation Spartina alterniflora Juncus gerardi Spartina patens (Courtesy: John Bruno) Iva frutescens Session 4: Estuarine Ecosystems Coastal Hazards Management Course Slide 4. 3, New England salt marsh zonation

  4. A North Carolina salt marsh (Courtesy: John Bruno) Session 4: Estuarine Ecosystems Coastal Hazards Management Course Slide 4. 4, A North Carolina salt marsh

  5. Salt marsh zonation Iva frutescens Spartina alterniflora Juncus roemerianus (Courtesy: John Bruno) Session 4: Estuuarine Ecosystems Coastal Hazards Management Course Slide 4. 5, Zonation of a typical North Carolina salt marsh

  6. Salt marsh bare patch generation by physical disturbance Wrack disturbance Ice rafting disturbance Two physical disturbances that can create bare patches in salt marshes. (Courtesy: Mark Bertness) Session 4: Estuarine Ecosystems Coastal Hazards Management Course Slide 4. 6, bare patch generation

  7. Bare patch recolonization A salt marsh bare patch being recolonized by spike grass, an early colonist but competitively inferior species. (Courtesy: Mark Bertness) Session 4: Estuarine Ecosystems Coastal Hazards Management Course Slide 4. 7, bare patch recolonization

  8. Salt marsh dredging (Courtesy: John Bruno) Session 4: Estuarine Ecosystems Coastal Hazards Management Course Slide 4. 8, salt marsh dredging

  9. Fringing salt marshes A fringing New England salt marsh (Courtesy: John Bruno) Session 4: Estuarine Ecosystems Coastal Hazards Management Course Slide 4. 9, fringing salt marshes

  10. Seagrass beds A tropical seagrass bed (Courtesy: John Bruno) Session 4: Estuarine Ecosystems Coastal Hazards Management Course Slide 4.10, seagrass beds

  11. Estuarine habitats Salt marsh, oyster reef, and mud flat habitats (Courtesy: John Bruno) Session 4: Estuarine Ecosystems Coastal Hazards Management Course Slide 4.11, estuarine habitats

  12. Oyster reef Close up photograph of an oyster reef (Courtesy: John Bruno) Session 4: Estuarine Ecosystems Coastal Hazards Management Course Slide 4. 12, oyster reef