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Sampling Site GCE4 (Meridian)

Site Description  

Name: Meridian

Location: Georgia, USA

Description: Inland marsh and tidal creek site near Meridian, Georgia. The primary marsh site is to the south of the dock in front of the Sapelo Island Visitor Center. Some small creeks and one large creek (Hudson Creek) are present. Upland is heavily forested. Marsh to the north of the dock can be used for additional studies if larger areas are required. Upland to the North is being developed for residential use, so future access is uncertain. The USGS super station site (weather station plus multiple-sensor sonde) is deployed off the ferry dock. Salinity is similar to seawater because there is little freshwater input from the upland.

Access Information: Access from behind the Sapelo Island visitor's center at the Georgia DNR dock (Ownership: Georgia DNR)

Vegetation: Vegetation is 1/4 Juncus, 3/4 medium and tall Spartina alterniflora.

Fauna: Littoraria present.

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Corner Latitude, Longitude (deg)

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Northwest
Northeast
Southeast

31.448419, -81.370752
31.463533, -81.370752
31.463533, -81.357256
31.448419, -81.357256

Polygon Area:  148.22 hectares

Polygon Center:  31.456326, -81.364286

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This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under grants OCE-9982133, OCE-0620959 and OCE-1237140. Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in the material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.