Hundreds of square miles of coastal habitat are threatened by climate change and sea-level rise, such as salt intrusion in the pond pine forests of Alligator River. Image: US Fish and Wildlife Service Digital Library.
Hurricanes and coastal storms reflect our maritime environment and cultural history: OURAGAN, a ship laboring in a hurricane. In: "Les Meteores", Margolle et Zurcher, 3rd Edition, 1869, p. 40. (Source: NOAA National Weather Service Collection.)
Cape Hatteras Lighthouse stands as a testament to coastal cultural heritage and survival against the challenges of savage seas, stinging salt spray, and shifting sands. Source: NOAA America's Shorelines Collection.
Fisheries and seagrass are profoundly important resources in our coastal economy and cultural heritage. Image source: NOAA Restoration Center Photo Library.
Hurricane Irene reopened New Inlet on the Outer Banks. Living with a dynamic coast, storms, and coastal hazards requires knowledge, resilience, and adaptability. Image: New Inlet, FEMA Photo Library.
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