Ghost Forest 3

Shows lifeless trees near North Carolina's Outer Banks that are standing in water. Their leaves and many branches are gone.

On the Albemarle-Pamlico Peninsula, about 15 percent of the forest changed into a ghost forest between 2001 and 2014, according to research from N.C. State University. The Albemarle-Pamlico Peninsula is a collection of rural Eastern North counties running from Beaufort in the west to mainland Dare County in the east, with the Albemarle Sound making up the northern border and the Pamlico Sound the southern border. Photo credit: NC Wetlands, Flickr Creative Commons

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