Rising to the Challenge - Assateauge Island National Seashore
Shifting Conditions on Assateague will Impact Nature and People Alike.
As global temperatures and sea-level continue to rise, some organisms may thrive on Assateague while others may be replaced by more tolerant species. As storms intensify, the rate at which Assateague will experience overwash and island rollover will increase. Ultimately, very different landscapes may change the access and experience that visitors enjoy today.
Published: October, 2012
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