Video: Visiting the Sprague Marsh to measure sea level change

How will future changes in sea level affect salt marshes?

Hold on. Before tackling that question, we need to measure the changes.

On April 22, faculty and geology students traveled to the Sprague Marsh, part of the Bates–Morse Mountain Conservation Area, to place rods deep in the marsh as benchmarks to measure future changes in sea level.

The students are part of the Short Term course Coastal Hazards.

taught by Professor of Geology Beverly Johnson, who was joined by estuarine ecologist David Burdick of the University of New Hampshire.

Afterward, they all adjourned for lunch hosted by Laura Sewall, director of the Bates-Morse Mountain Conservation Area.

Photographer Sarah Crosby followed along and prepared this audio slide show.

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