State of Change

Squeezing the Marsh

Clip | 5m 33s | Video has closed captioning.

As sea levels rise due to climate change, coastal saltmarsh habitats are being squeezed out of existence, threatening birds like the saltmarsh sparrow as well as depleting natural barriers against storms and flooding. Follow along with researchers from UNC Wilmington as they survey the marshes.

Aired: 11/09/21

Rating: NR

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