Researchers found that this marsh is 'unhappy' even though it appears to be vibrant and healthy. Persistent marshes all share common traits.

Is this a happy marsh?

NOAA research reserve scientists and partners recently published a study that examines the secret to marsh happiness. The team learned that “happy” marshes shared similar characteristics, whereas “unhappy” marshes deteriorate in diverse ways. By understanding how marshes can deteriorate so differently, coastal managers can make wiser conservation decisions. #EstuaryLove

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