Forgot your password?

We just sent you an email, containing instructions for how to reset your password.

Sign in

  • It might look pretty stable, but it isn't. Doesn't really look like it's going anywhere, but it is--in fact, an area the size of a football field disappears every forty-five minutes. That's an absolutely ridiculous rate. And it's not just land. It's invaluable protection from hurricanes. It's home to thousands of migratory birds, fish, otters, alligators, plants, insects, and many other species. It's home to thousands of humans as well. It represents 40% of the U.S. seafood industry. It's a way of life unique to our country, like nowhere else in the world.

    I don't want it to be gone.
    • Share

    Connected stories:

About

Collections let you gather your favorite stories into shareable groups.

To collect stories, please become a Citizen.

    Copy and paste this embed code into your web page:

    px wide
    px tall
    Send this story to a friend:
    Would you like to send another?

      To retell stories, please .

        Sprouting stories lets you respond with a story of your own — like telling stories ’round a campfire.

        To sprout stories, please .

            Better browser, please.

            To view Cowbird, please use the latest version of Chrome, Safari, Firefox, Opera, or Internet Explorer.