“A marine laboratory 85 miles southwest of New Orleans was designed to be a fortress against extreme weather. But the water is coming. Around the country, from New Jersey to Massachusetts, Virginia to Oregon, education centers and marine laboratories like this one are bracing against rising seas and a changing climate. The assault from climate change is slower but more relentless than any storm, and will ultimately do more damage. It threatens researchers’ ability to study marine environments up close at a time when it’s more vital than ever to understand them.” — John Schwartz

Marine Labs on the Edge of Extinction for The New York Times

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