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It's Your Day Massachusetts!

It's Your Day Massachusetts! — That's right folks, our friends in Massachusetts are celebrating their statehood day today! This day in 1788, they became the 6th U.S. state. Massachusetts has played a significant role in American history including notable events such as the Pilgrims landing and the Boston Tea Party...though we should say Boston Tea Pawty ;) It's only fitting that we share this beautiful photo taken on Plum Island Estuary. Interestingly enough, these marshes are among those predicted by scientists to submerge during the next century under conservative projections of sea-level rise.

 

Photo Credit: Matthew Kirwan, USGS.

 

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Uploaded on February 6, 2015