The Weather Blog

August 15, 2009|By FRANK ROYLANCE | FRANK ROYLANCE,frank.roylance@baltsun.com

Jeff Brauner of Baltimore was in Atlantic City last month, "and for the first time I can remember I saw some terns on the beach in addition to the usual sea gulls. Does that have any weather significance?" The state Department of Natural Resources' Dave Brinker says no. You just got lucky. Tern populations are in long-term decline because of the loss of low, predator-free island habitat as sea levels rise and land subsides around the Chesapeake.

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