SEA LEVEL RISE
Rising Seas Present Hidden Dangers to Sandy Hook’s Ecology, Report Says
Sea-level rise threatens old-growth maritime forest at national recreation area, as well as region’s freshwater
ANDREW S. LEWIS / NJ SPOTLIGHT NEWS – Increased sea-level rise — even at levels less than a foot — will reconfigure Gateway National Recreation Area Sandy Hook’s delicate fresh-groundwater system, which sustains one of the last two old-growth American Holly maritime forests in the country, according to a new study by the U.S. Geological Survey.
The study, recently released, modeled different scenarios …