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Saltmarsh Sparrow Threatened By Sea Level Rise03:27
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A saltmarsh sparrow at Hammonasset State Park in Madison, Conn. (Courtesy of Patrick Comins/Audubon Connecticut)
A saltmarsh sparrow at Hammonasset State Park in Madison, Conn. (Courtesy of Patrick Comins/Audubon Connecticut)
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A tiny sparrow that lives in salt marshes from Maine to Virginia could be the new "poster child" for changing coastal habitats.

Experts say rising sea levels make the bird's future uncertain, and it may spell the first sign of danger to an entire ecosystem.

This story is part of the New England News Collaborative and originally aired on WSHU. 

This segment aired on September 16, 2016.

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