Our coast is fragile. The Georgia and South Carolina coast has over 1/3 of all the salt marshes on the eastern US seaboard. These salt marshes protect the mainland, acting like a sponge against tidal surge and storms. Our estuaries are the birthing ground or nursery for over 70% of the fishery in the North Atlantic Ocean. The coast of Georgia is the primary birthing area for the Atlantic Right Whale - a species of whales that is endangered. Protecting our coast is critical to our economy, our quality of life and hte survival of the wildlife who call this coast their home.