The Ecology and Environmental Impact of Marshland and Estuaries
Final rept. 1988-1992,
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Along the seacoast or sea rim, the immediate action of the tides produces an area devoid of vegetation build-up or peat formation. Here, wave action piles up layers of sand and shale marine sediments on top of the river sediments. The sea rim is characterized by pioneer species of plant life and an abundance of shore birds and other animals.