By Paul Dye
I joined Washington Sea Grant last March following a 25-year career with The Nature Conservancy, where I worked on coastal management and marine conservation issues in South Florida and here in the Pacific Northwest. Living in the Florida Keys meant getting up close and personal with coastal hazards. My wife and I experienced four hurricanes that hit or brushed the Keys over the six years we lived there, and it didn’t require much imagination to picture how sea level rise will play out. The Keys are, after all, a string of very old coral reefs that died when past sea levels fell and left them exposed as islands.
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