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Sunset Beach on Treasure Island in St. Petersburg, Florida, during Tropical Storm Andrea in June 2013

Caption: Sunset Beach on Treasure Island in St. Petersburg, Fla., during Tropical Storm Andrea in June 2013. Increases in summer sea water levels over the past two decades along the eastern Gulf Coast may be boosting storm surge heights, causing more erosion on beaches like this one, according to a new study.

Credit: Thomas Wahl

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