Benthic Macrofaunal Communities in Partially Impounded Salt Marshes in Delaware : Comparisons with Natural Marshes and Responses to Sediment Exposure

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This two-part study examined the benthic macrofaunal community in Delaware salt marsh impoundments having partial tidal restriction. The first part compared abundance, diversity, and taxonomic composition in three habitat types in impoundments—creeks, vegetated creek banks, and ponds—to those found in natural marshes. Impoundment effects were present but… (More)

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