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Heartbeats in the Muck: The History, Sea Life, and Environment of New York Harbor, Revised Edition

John Waldman


New York Harbor is a sprawling network of tidal bays, inlets, channels, and creeks set within both the broader Hudson Estuary and the urban matrix of New York City. Many natural habitats may be found in the Harbor, from freshwater and brackish wetlands, to boulder and bedrock shores, to sand beaches, that together with strong seasonal temperature swings results in high biodiversity. This diversity includes odd tropical fishes that arrive via the Gulf Stream, local fish and shellfish of high historical or contemporary importance for food and sport such as oysters, sturgeon, eels, and striped ... More

Keywords: New York Harbor, Hudson River, Pollution, Sewage, Oysters, Fish, Habitat, Climate change, Habitat Restoration, Alien species

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780823249855
Published to Fordham Scholarship Online: May 2013 DOI:10.5422/fordham/9780823249855.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

John Waldman, author
Queens College