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The upside of Hurricane Sandy? Piping plover populations boom on Fire Island

The wrath of Hurricane Sandy’s powerful winds and violent storm surge left considerable damage across New York and New Jersey in October 2012. But for one tiny bird, the cataclysmic storm has been a big help.


“Hurricane Sandy was really good for piping plovers,” said Katie Walker, a graduate student in wildlife conservation at Virginia Tech.


https://www.nytimes.com/2019/06/21/science/fire-island-hurricane-sandy.html

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