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Wetlands along the southern coastlines of the United States serve as natural blocks to approaching hurricanes, starving them of warm ocean water and creating physical barriers to storm surge floods. However, construction of levees and canals in the last one hundred years has turned thousands of square miles of wetland habitat into open water. This video explores the importance of wetlands and examines the damage Hurricane Katrina caused to a wetland area south of New Orleans. The segment is one minute fifty-seven seconds in length. A background essay and list of discussion questions are also provided.

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  • Science > Ecology
  • Science > Meteorology
  • Science > Earth Science
  • Education > General

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Informal Education,NSDL_SetSpec_ncs-NSDL-COLLECTION-000-003-112-021,Vocational/Professional Development Education,NSDL,Early Elementary,Ecology, Forestry and Agriculture,High School,Geoscience,Science -- Instructional issues,Science -- Ecology,Elementary School,General Public,Science -- Earth science,Science -- Meteorology,Education,oai:nsdl.org:2200/20110402231911104T

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English

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