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Red knots at Mispillion Harbor, Delaware. Delaware Bay hosts the largest concentration of the rufa red knot subspecies during the spring, when knots on their marathon migrations stop to refuel and take advantage of the largest gathering of horseshoe crabs in the world.  Credit: Gregory Breese/USFWS

What do people, horseshoe crabs and the endangered rufa red knot have in common? They all benefit from our partner-based work to restore beaches along Delaware Bay.

Seeds of Success Interns at Prime Hook National Wildlife Refuge, Delaware

Seeds of Success, a native seed collection program, is helping to restore and strengthen coastal areas vulnerable to intense storms and sea-level rise predicted with a changing climate.

Matt Whitbeck at Glenn Martin National Wildlife Refuge's Fog Point living shoreline project funded by Hurricane Sandy Disaster Relief Act.

On a recent tour at Glenn Martin National Wildlife Refuge in Smith Island, Maryland, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service staff observed construction of a 21,000 foot living shoreline. This project, funded by the Hurricane Sandy Disaster Relief Appropriations Act of 2013, has been underway for three months in the middle of the Chesapeake Bay and will help protect shoreline and tidal marsh, offering benefits to habitat, wildlife and nearby communities in the face of future storms.

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