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Eroding marshes on the bay behind Long Beach Island, New Jersey

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The remnants of an eroding marsh sit on a bayside beach behind Long Beach Island, New Jersey. Marsh loss and bayside erosion can be outcomes of both natural landscape evolution and human modification of coastal barrier systems. Scientists are using historical observations and modeling to infer and quantify the drivers of landscape change at Long Beach Island and other coastal barriers around the world.


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