Saturday, August 4, 2007

Jamaica Bay at a loss

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...

The latest news and reader discussions from around the five boroughs and the region.

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.

Jamaica Bay Loses Marshes at Faster Rate, Report Says

Saltwater Marsh Endangered In Jamaica Bay

Marshes have 5 years: Study

New Analysis Gives Marshes Five Years

Photos from NY Times

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Too much crap flowing into the water! Yet we should bring in more people. Great idea!