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Title: Salt marshes
Authors: Deidun, Alan
Keywords: Salt marshes -- Malta
Environmental protection -- Malta
Killifishes -- Malta
Issue Date: 2002-09-01
Publisher: Allied Newspapers Ltd.
Citation: Deidun, A. (2002, September 1). Salt marshes. The Times of Malta, pp. 1-3.
Abstract: Salt marshes are wetlands characterised by brackish water (i.e., water having a salinity intermediate between that of seawater and fresh water). Such habitats are found at the opening of river valleys into open sea - i.e., where there is an admixture of water of opposite salinities. Environmental conditions in salt marshes are highly rigorous. The first hurdle to be surpassed is that of high salinity. In places like Ghadira, this may even reach benchmarks of 30-35 psu (values equalling that of seawater) during the hot summer months, due to the bolstered rate of evaporation of water.
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