7The length of the Atlantic coast from Sandy Hook to Cape May is approximately 128 miles; the length of the Delaware Bay coast from Cape May to Salem is fifty-nine miles. Beyond Salem Creek, there are no true tidal salt marshes because certain characteristics change.
12Teal and Teal, 102-112. For descriptions of the various species as well as their similarities and differences see Chapter 8 of Teal and Teal's Life and Death of the Salt Marsh, or Chapter 7 of The Delaware Estuary: Rediscovering a Forgotten Resource. The common names for Distichlis spicata and Juncus gerardi are salt grass and black grass. More familiar names for Iva, Sabatia, Salicornia, Atriplex, Suaeda, Salsola, and Chenopodiaceae are marsh elder, sea pinks, saltwort or glasswort, orache or spearscale, sea blithe, saltwort, and pigweeds or lamb's quarters.