The saltwater marsh islands of Jamaica Bay — crucial habitat for dozens of species of fish and birds — are vanishing at a rate far faster than previously thought and could disappear within five years, according to a report...
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Using satellite imagery of the bay, along with field observations, the report found that about 33 acres of tidal wetlands are lost every year, nearly twice the 18-acre annual loss found in a previous study by the state released in 2001.
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