New York's Disappearing Sunken Forest
Just 60 miles from New York City, the Sunken Forest is slowly disappearing--but not for the reasons you might think. Located on the skinny barrier island known as Fire Island, this old-growth maritime American holly forest is one of only two in the world. Atlas Obscura staff writer, Jessica Hester, dons a tick suit to get up close and personal with the elements of destruction contributing to the unique ecosystem's demise.
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