North Carolina officials responded by expanding a mandatory evacuation order across new areas of the state's low-lying barrier islands
Since August 2005, five observations of gray fox have been made on Texas barrier islands
Most of nature's changes to Horn and the rest of the state's barrier islands
are too subtle to notice without the perspective of months or years.
include barrier islands
being cut through and loss of beach front (5).
These marshes, as well as the barrier islands
, were created by the sediment-rich flood waters of the Mississippi River deposited over thousands of years.
The construction of high levees did end the spring floods along the lower Mississippi, but at an environmental cost, eventually eliminating many of the wetlands, floodplains, and barrier islands
of the delta.
The sandy beaches of the barrier islands
in the mouth of Tampa Bay, Fla.
And rising sea levels have been destroying the protective fringe of barrier islands
and coastal marshlands along the Louisiana coast.
One of America's few remaining unspoiled island paradises, Amelia Island is the southernmost of the chain of Atlantic coast barrier islands
that stretch from North Carolina to Florida.
Isabel had weakened from a 160 mph monster, but was still expected to be dangerous when it hit the North Carolina's barrier islands
King believes that Alabama's shoreline 85 million years ago contained a line of barrier islands
By that time, its range was reduced to isolated population clusters on Long Island, New York, and on barrier islands
of North and South Carolina.
That body of water--a lagoon protected by the barrier islands
rimming the state's shore--is a major fish and shellfish nursery for the entire Atlantic coast, says Hans W.
are very dynamic places in which plant communities change continually.
Hurricane evacuation insurance is available to businesses along the eastern and southern coasts of the United States, however it is not offered in the Florida eys or the North Carolina Barrier Islands