The National Wetlands Research Center has completed a map of the Louisiana coast that shows the shoreline's multilayered topography, as well as 78 years of history. The Louisiana shoreline has ceded 1,883 square miles since 1932, a net loss reflected in the map. "We believe this map will help the decision makers and the agencies that are strapped with the responsibility of having to look at this loss," said D. Phil Turnipseed, director of the center.

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