Publisher description for The biology of soft shores and estuaries / Colin Little.


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This book focuses on marine and estuarine soft sediments as complex and essential habitats for an astonishing variety of animals and plants whose lifestyles are intimately bound up with sediment structure. It discusses sediments as habitats first, then takes in turn the ecosystems found on sandy shores, mudflats and segrass beds, salt marshes and mangrove swamps, and life below the tidemarks.


Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Coastal ecology.
Seashore biology.
Estuarine biology.
Estuarine ecology.