Kelley speaks with AP about rising sea levels threatening salt marshes

The Associated Press interviewed Joseph Kelley, a professor of marine geology at the University of Maine, about the threat rising sea levels pose to salt marshes. A group of scientists led by Neil Ganju, a Woods Hole, Massachusetts-based oceanographer, found that four of the country’s coastal salt marshes would be gone in 350 years, and another four were relapsing. Salt marshes face pressure from rising sea levels, land development and natural erosion, according to the report. “Somebody in 50 years who looks at some of the marshes we’ve looked at, they’ll just see lots of open water,” said Kelley, who was not part of the scientists’ study. The Los Angeles Daily News and Manila Bulletin shared AP’s report.