Climate Change

Climate change has many implications for coastal Florida, including the following:

  • increased rates of erosion and flooding from sea level rise
  • saltwater intrusion into estuaries, freshwater habitats and aquifers
  • increased storm intensity
  • increased incidence of disease-causing organisms
  • decreased ability of marine organisms including crabs, clams, oysters and corals to form shells or skeletons

For resources and more information about climate change, check out these links:

Florida Climate Institute website

University of Florida climate change extension publications

Maia McGuire, PhD
Sea Grant Extension Agent
Phone: 386-437-7464
Fax: 386-586-2102

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