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Louisiana Coastal Ecosystems

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  • Grasses that can live in both fresh and salt water. Close to shore, intertidal marine animals live, such as snails, worms, fiddler crabs. At the terrestrial end, it looks more like your garden- insects etc
  • House a diverse array of invertebrates- sponge, hydroid and crinoid
  • Louisiana coastal ecosystem

    1. 1. Louisiana Coastal Ecosystems / Ecosystèmes Côtiers de Louisiane
    2. 2. A Diverse Coast • Oyster reefs / récif d’huîtres • Salt marsh / Marais salés – Terrestrial / sur la côte – Intertidal / prés de l’ocean • Muddy flats / vasières • Coral Reefs/ récifs coralliens • Oil rigs/ Plateforme pétrolière
    3. 3. Oyster reefs / récif d’huîtres • Big obvious piles of oysters • Host hundreds of other species including fish, snails, worms and other bivalves
    4. 4. Salt marsh / Marais salés Intertidal/ proche de l’océan Terrestrial/ sur la côte
    5. 5. Muddy flats / Vasières • Often below salt marsh • Houses hidden animals (worms, crabs, shrimp, clams) • Many birds feed here
    6. 6. Coral Reefs Near Louisiana récifs coralliens près de la Louisiane
    7. 7. Oil rigs - Plateforme pétrolière Provide artificial structure for marine life- vertebrate and invertebrate
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