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"The face of climate change is shoreline erosion."  C. Safina

“The face of climate change is shoreline erosion.” C. Safina

On our tours of the Peconic Estuary, our observation of growing ocean-borne debris problems such as the Great Pacific Garbage Patch often surprises visitors who are unaware of the human-made phenomenon in the North Pacific Gyre. However, the concentration of plastic debris in ocean waters is closer to home in the appearances of a brew of trouble in the North Atlantic Gyre: http://phys.org/news190569673.html#nRlv

We are marking one year since Hurricane Sandy blasted our Long Island and New Jersey shores. These photos capture a view of yet another source of floating debris. With every flooding storm, not only silt, rock and sediment pour into our waterways, but also the remnants of flood destruction from human habitations.

After the storm, high energy waves continue to uproot hardened shoreline structures.

After the storm, high energy waves continue to uproot hardened shoreline structures.

Father and son explore parts of a bulkheading and boardwalk left after the storm.

Father and son explore parts of a bulkheading and boardwalk left after Hurricane Sandy.

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