泥滩又稱滩涂潮汐滩,是在潮间带形成的沿海湿地,泥滩主要由潮汐河流所帶來的沉积物組成[1]。泥滩廣泛分佈於海灣泻湖河口等區域[2]。由於滩涂基本處在潮间带,因此滩涂每天约有两次被淹没和露出水面。

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  2. ^ Swamps and marshes (with thick and deep mud beneath surfaces in hot season) are either freshwater, salty, or brackish.