Waves stirred by the storm pounded Virginia’s coast, scattering in the surf remains from a graveyard of a former settlement on the island. People are concerned that Tangier is shrinking, because of rising seas, and sinking, the result of events eons ago.
April 3, 2013Archeologist David Hazzard, right, and Thomas Klatka work on a grave site being claimed by the sea on the north end of Tangier Island, Va. The island and portions of the Virginia coast along Chesapeake Bay, which was carved out by glaciers thousands of years ago, as well as a meteor that slammed into the lower bay 35 million years ago, are especially vulnerable to climate change, Steve Helber/AP
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