Green Olives of Our Tidal Marsh


by Mark W. LaSalle, Ph.D., Our Mississippi Home

Brackish water marshes along our coastline are home to a number of plants and animals that take advantage of the nutrient rich waters that define estuaries – coastal areas where freshwater and saltwater mix. The result can be large populations that take advantage of the rich food sources that are driven by these conditions – including Olive Nerite snails.

These creatures are aptly named,…

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