Gallery: Ancient salt marsh in the Bronx reveals dangerous flooding lik...

Up to 90 per cent of wetlands in New York are disturbed, making this rare stretch of land even more valuable to scientists.

For the past four years scientists have been working in the Bronx, taking advantage of a unique opportunity to study and research the past and future of our coastal ecosystem.  A rare stretch of otherwise untouched wetland exists in the uptown enclave, which has allowed scientists to document sea levels in this region for over 1,500 years.  The sediment in the marsh has so far not only confirmed the by well-known fact that sea levels are rising, but in particular reveals deep concern over the likelihood of disastrous flooding in the near future.

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