USA’s Most Vulnerable Species Facing Sea Level Rise

Have you ever wondered who is the most vulnerable when the sea level rises?

As our planet grapples with the escalating challenge of rising sea levels, its impact on wildlife cannot be overlooked.

Several iconic species face unprecedented threats in the United States due to the encroaching waters.

The charming Key deer, native to the Florida Keys, is an American icon and a symbol of the region’s unique biodiversity.

Key Deer

However, their very existence is threatened due to the inundation of the islands where they make their home.

Loggerhead sea turtles have called the Southeastern United States home for centuries.

Loggerhead Sea Turtles

These magnificent creatures play a vital role in the marine ecosystem, but their survival is at stake.

The Delmarva Peninsula fox squirrel, a once-thriving species, now faces an uncertain future.

Delmarva Peninsula Fox Squirrel

These charming squirrels call the Chesapeake Bay area home, but as the  waters of the bay encroach further inland, their habitat is being  inundated.

The Western piping plover, a coastal bird native to the West Coast of the United States, is facing a double whammy.

Western Piping Plover

Rising sea levels are inundating the very beaches where they nest and feed.

There is still so much more to discover about these at risk creatures!

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