Robert Miller: Sandy and the shoreline

Nov 26th, 2012 | By | Category: General

Off the Connecticut coast, there is a tiny island — Falkner Island — that’s off grounds for humans but important for seabirds.

The island is part of the Stewart McKinney National Wildlife Refuge, the chain of islands and salt marshes that runs from Greenwich to Clinton.

It’s closed to the public because it’s so fragile. It’s also one of the most important nesting grounds on the entire East Coast for the roseate tern, an endangered coastal bird.

Now, due to Hurricane Sandy, Falkner Island is tinier still.

For more on this story, visit: Robert Miller: Sandy and the shoreline – NewsTimes.

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