Sandy restoration: Two University of Delaware professors assess habitat degradation
University of Delaware researchers have been awarded a grant to help them study the ecological impacts from Hurricane Sandy on various locations and the wildlife that inhabit those locations. Of particular interest are the black duck and Atlantic brant birds, which the researchers had information on pre-Sandy. This allows for post-Sandy data collection to see how a massive storm affects feeding and habitat loss. Information gathered from the study could help identify ways in which to prepare coastal habitats for future storms.