cornbreadicons replied to your post “I just read one book about salt marshes and now I am the salt marsh…”
Do salt marshes like to party?
When the tide is in the fishes dominate the salt marsh party scene. When the tide goes out the mammals from upland move in and take over. They get fucked up gorging themselves on crustaceans and the little fishies that are trapped in shallow pools. Mammal molly.
The chemical reactions occurring in a salt marsh result in nonstop partying, day and night. Sulfur from the sea water combines with oxygen to make sulfate when it washes onto land. If the salt marsh soil is low in iron then the sulfate will bind with oxygen, making hydrogen sulfide - the rotten egg smell on many beaches. Kind of like the B.O. of a thousand punks crammed into a basement house show.
And bottom feeders make a nonstop party in the mud, sifting through the particles to find food, rearranging the sediment and detritus in the process. It’s basically like a dust storm at Burning Man.