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Scientists trawl saltmarshes for climate change answers
SCIENTISTS are hoping to find the answer to the crisis of climate change - on a bleak salt marsh near Colchester.
The academics are braving sub-zero temperatures to carry out a range of studies investigating the increasing demands placed upon nature by the planet’s growing population.
The group, including scientists from the University of Essex, are spending two weeks on salt marshes near Colchester looking at natural systems.
They will study their role in the purification of water, the production of food and the protection of coastlines.
The land on the Essex estuaries at Fingringhoe Wick Nature Reserve, Abbotts Hall Farm and Tillingham marshes, are considered ideal study areas.