Living Shorelines
Case #1

By : Ayanna Thomas
Renata Eley
Gabby Solomon

Definitions:

1. Submergent Shorelines- Stretches along the coast that have been flooded by the sea due to a relative rise in sea levels.

2. Lagoon- A small freshwater lake near a larger lake or river.

3. Foreshore- The part of a shore between high- and low-water marks, or between the water and cultivated or developed land.

4. Estuary- The tidal mouth of a large river, where the tide meets the stream.

5. Salinity- Containing or impregnated with salt.

1. Marshes provide food and shelter for living organisms and are nuseries for special marine species.  Also, marsh grasses filter pollutants from run off.

2. Supporters argue because living shorelines have living organisms to help keep them up, unlike bulkheads, which are man-made.

3. Living shorelines can be cheaper than structures such as bulkheads. They maintain habitats for plants and animals. Also, they restores feeding and nursery habitat for fish.

4. In order to protect shorelines we would need to clear certain kinds of plants. These plants cause the shore to weaken and easily crumble into the water.

RESOURCES :

http://www.nccoast.org/Content.aspx?key=76664726-1d0d-4f30-a6b0-c2702bf97ee3&title=Living+Shorelines