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New England By the Numbers

New England By the Numbers
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by in Jul 2007

6

number of the nation’s 28 most important estuaries that are located in New England

1,530

weight in pounds of a shortfin mako shark harpooned 13 miles off the coast of Scituate, Massachusetts, in 1997. New England’s waters are home to some of the world’s largest makos.

25

height in feet of the storm surge recorded between New London, Connecticut, and Cape Cod during the Hurricane of ’38.

60

length in feet of a sea serpent spotted near Gloucester, Massachusetts, in 1817

10

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