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  • Sunset over Blackbeard Island, Georgia
    Sunset at Blackbeard Island National Wildlife Refuge in Georgia. Photo by Molly Martin, USFWS.

    Wildlife, Habitats and Our Changing Climate

    Cape Romain National Wildlife Refuge in South Carolina serves as a living laboratory for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to study the impacts of rising sea levels on coastal wildlife and habitats.  Learn more...

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  • A photo of the shore from the water with a bright white lighthouse, a large wooden dock and numerous palm and desiduous trees.
    Information icon Egmont Key. Photo by Dan Chapman, USFWS.

    The sea and the Key

    September 27, 2018 | 9 minute read

    Egmont Key, Florida — The history of this spit of an island is without parallel. Sadly, the Key itself could soon be history. Native Americans, for example, hunted the island at the mouth of Tampa Bay centuries ago. Spanish explorers mapped it in the 1500s. Billy Bowlegs and Polly Parker, Seminole Indian legends, were imprisoned here during the so-called Third Seminole War. Palms on the key’s western beach killed by the rising, salty gulf waters.  Learn more...

  • A snowy egret in a wetland with huge port infrastructure in the background.
    Information icon A hammock at Savannah NWR surrounded by old rice plantations with Georgia Ports Authority cranes in the background. Photo by Dan Chapman, USFWS.

    A rising threat

    September 25, 2018 | 4 minute read

    The seas are rising and federal lands along the Atlantic Ocean and Gulf of Mexico are under siege.  Learn more...

  • A man and a woman stand in front of the welcome sign at a South Carolina refuge.
    Information icon Cindy Dohner, regional director of U.S. Fish and Wildlife Services’ Region 4, and Greg Sheehan. He recently became the principal deputy director at the Service. Photo by Kristen Peters

    Director: Refuge ‘a natural treasure’

    August 23, 2017 | 3 minute read

    Cape Romain National Wildlife Refuge, South Carolina – Ask Greg Sheehan what he thinks about the nation’s wildlife refuges and be prepared to wait for his response. For Sheehan, principal deputy director of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), something as important as the nation’s 500-plus refuges deserves a measured answer. They are that important. As he stood under the branches of a dead tree that had succumbed to the ocean at Cape Romain National Wildlife Refuge, Sheehan thought about America’s wild lands – the mountains, the prairies, the beaches that surrender to the tireless tides.  Learn more...

  • An island covered in shallow pools after being overwashed by an extreme high tide.
    An overwashed portion of Cape Island during an extreme tide event in 2007. Photo by Jennifer Koches, USFWS.

    Sea level rise threatens Cape Romain National Wildlife Refuge

    April 22, 2011 | 4 minute read

    Cape Romain National Wildlife Refuge in South Carolina serves as a living laboratory for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to study the impacts of rising sea levels on coastal wildlife and habitats.  Learn more...

  • A deer similar in appearance to a white-tailed deer, but much smaller in size
    A Key deer on Big Pine Key in Florida. Photo by Garry Tucker, USFWS.

    The endangered key deer: no place to go

    September 24, 2010 | 2 minute read

    The Florida Keys is a globally unique ecosystem and the only home in the world to the endangered Key deer. But some projections show that these islands could be underwater by 2100.  Learn more...

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