map of population density of Eastern seaboard of united states

Population density of the eastern United States. Polluted sediments occur in the coastal ocean near major population centers. Fifty percent of the U.S. population lives within 50 miles of the coasts; about 80% within 200 miles. The New York-New Jersey region is one of the largest population centers. Image courtesy of Deep East 2001, NOAA/OER.

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