Sea-Level Rise and Coastal Habitats of the Chesapeake Bay

A Summary

05-01-2008 // Patty Glick, Amanda Staudt, Brad Nunley
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Global warming is changing the face of the Chesapeake Bay by accelerating the rate of sea-level rise. At risk is an amazing diversity of coastal habitats, from sandy beaches and barrier islands along the Atlantic Coast to coastal marshes, swamps, seagrass beds, and estuarine beaches in the bay itself. Together, these habitats support thousands of species of fish and wildlife, and they are a linchpin for the regional economy, culture, and quality of life. This short report summarizes results of a detailed modeling analysis commissioned by the National Wildlife Federation of how Chesapeake Bay habitats will be affected by sea-level rise in the coming century.

 

 

 

 

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