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New England’s Fragile Coastal Ecology

The following MP3 was recorded on Thursday, June 26, 2008.

Amy Quinton

Tidal marshes provide habitat and food for fish, crabs, mussels, and shore birds. They play a vital role in buffering the shore against flooding and storms. While they are one of the most productive ecosystems on earth, they’re also constantly threatened by development, pollution, invasive species, and global warming. We’ll take an audio tour of the marshes and their fragile ecology.


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