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Coastal News Roundup: The Latest On The Tiny Bug Eating The Marsh

Travis Lux
A close-up view of the invasive insect contributing to the Roseau cane die-offs.

An invasive insect plaguing the coast has killed thousands of acres of tall marsh grass that bind our fragile wetlands together. Coastal researchers worry that the threat could increase the rate of coastal erosion and destroy fish habitat. Fishermen are worried. Times-Picayune coastal reporter Tristan Baurick has been following the story. He spoke with fellow Times-Picayune coastal reporter Sara Sneath about the insect eating up Louisiana’s marshes.


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