Bass River Slideshow

Atlantic white cedars dying along the shore of the Bass River in New Jersey. Sea level rise is creating these "ghost forests" of dead trees. Credit: Ted Blanco/Climate Central
Rutgers professor Ken Able, who studies fish, is helping his sea level rise colleagues find ghost forests in southern New Jersey. Credit: Ted Blanco/Climate Central
A ghost forest along Bass River in New Jersey. Credit: Ted Blanco/Climate Central
Rutgers researcher Jennifer Walker returning to her kayak with soil samples. Credit: John Upton/Climate Central
Shot from above, trees nearer Bass River's changing shores are more likely to be dead. Credit: Ted Blanco/Climate Central
Trees in ghost forests sometimes topple during storms. Credit: Ted Blanco/Climate Central
Marshes are overtaking forests on Virginia's Goodwin Island. Credit: John Upton/Climate Central
Virginia Institute of Marine Science researcher Willy Reay at a research plot on Goodwin Island in Virginia, where seedling growth and mortality are monitored. Credit: John Upton/Climate Central