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Aerial view of wetlands and open water in NWR

Photo of the Day: Biological Barricades

08/29/15

Wetlands are a vital natural buffer against strong waves and storms—they absorb wave energy and leave less open water available for the wind to form waves, and the sediment accumulated by their plant life helps maintain shallow depths, thus decreasing storm surges and waves. One of the environmental casualties of... [read more]

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