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Sea-level Rise Scenario for San Francisco Bay Estuary-China Camp Tides

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This time-lapse video shows the dramatic natural tidal cycles of a salt marsh in San Francisco Bay -- daily rhythms to which animals take refuge in high ground, and the marsh receives sediment and nutrients from the estuary. But what will happen to these marsh ecosystems under sea level rise scenarios? Will we see shifts in vegetation and animal species, or lose some marsh ecosystems altogether? USGS scientists are surveying Pacific Coast marshes to model sea level rise scenarios for the next 100 years -- helping coastal planners visualize the threats to marsh habitat under current conditions, and work towards long-term management strategies. Learn more at the San Francisco Bay Sea Level Rise Project website.




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