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  • Great Place Day On The Beach
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    Beaches are beautiful forms of nature. Each one varies from another. Some can be rocky, some have white sand, some have black, some are small, and some are large. I love all sorts of beaches. Each beach I have visited has been a memorable experience, but one in particular stands out in my mind. During my junior year I went on vacation to a resort in Jamaica with a extraordinary beach. It was a large beach with white sand and remarkable palm trees. There was also a long row of enormous rocks that...
  • Beach Erosion Web In Active Hurricane Cycles
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    Table of Contents Introduction 2 Countering The Effects of High Seas 2 Hurricanes 3 Beach Protection 5 New Protection Methods 6 Conclusion 6 References 7 Introduction Coastline changes due to weather and human intervention represent a major concern for coastal planners all over the world. Coastline changes, not only has an effect on citizens who own property by the seaside, it also has a major effect on our business here at McDuff. While beaches may be vacation spots for some, their disappearanc...
  • Sand Onto Beaches
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    . Cape Hatteras Lighthouse is the 208-foot tall landmark was just hauled more than a quarter-mile back from its former perch, where it was threatened by the encroaching sea. Coastal erosion chewed away about 1,300 feet of beach, bringing the waves to within 150 feet of the 4,800-ton sentinel. When the light was erected in 1870, it stood about 1,500 feet back from the waves. The lighthouse, on the Outer Banks, North Carolina's long barrier beach, was built to warn ships from waters called 'the gr...
  • Beach Dune Erosion
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    Vegetated sand ridges called dunes, built up by dry beach sand blown inland and trapped by plants and other obstructions, back most beaches. As sand accumulates, the dunes become higher and wider. Plants play a vital role in this process, acting as a windbreak and trapping the deposited sand particles. A characteristic of these plants is their ability to grow up through the sand and continually produce new stems and roots as more sand is trapped and the dune grows. Stable sand dunes play an impo...
  • A Day At The Beach
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    A Day At The Beach I run down the boardwalk, not worrying about getting splinters in my tender feet. Every ten or fifteen feet I stop, sometimes to smell the salty sea air, but mostly to wait for my parents who plod along behind carrying chairs, coolers, and other beach paraphernalia. I yell back to them to hurry, and they reply that I can run ahead and find a good spot. I yelp with glee and run as fast as my little legs will carry me. I stop where the dark, brown of the boardwalk meets the ligh...
  • Old Docks
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    A hundred other lonely kids come here, up rooted from the high school parking lots and onto this beach. they come here to sit on these old docks and toss cigarette butts into the waves. They gather in packs and drink beer until they tumble into the sand, sweaty palms clutching fists full of earth. there's something about this be ac that makes me feel alive. -and yet, one would hardly call it a beach. unkempt green shoots sprout from a blanket of golden sand, cut short by the winding docks that c...
  • Large Amount Of Fine Sediment Between Stations
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    The characteristics of a sandy shore at Pallarenda beach, Townsville, North Queensland. Introduction: The sandy shores of beaches can be considered as a very harsh environment to live in (Ted Klenk, 1999). Survival in such a habitat requires an organism to withstand strong wave and current action, tidal rise and fall, unstable substrate, heavy predation and wide variations in salinity and temperature (The Otter Island Project). Any organism found in this type of harsh environment is specialized ...
  • Building Sand Castles
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    The waves are crashing. The sun is setting. People are laughing and embracing under the sunset. I feel the sand squish slowly through my toes as I gaily walk down the shoreline of the Outer Banks. My all time favorite place to be is the beach. The weather at the beach is the most quarreling of all places in the world. One minute you are relaxing lazily on the sandy seashore reading a most invigorating book. I sit engrossed and allow the foamy mist from the rampant ocean spray your face lightly a...
  • Island Beach
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    A Night on a Jamaican Beach The beaches of Jamaica are a wonder to see, especially when night is setting in. Just picture it. The sun is about to set, the sky is a gorgeous shade of an exquisite mixture of orange and yellow, and the stars are so faint that one could just barely make out the Little Dipper. The night air is at the most comfortable temperature anyone could ever fantasize. The sand too is great to feel, cold, yet warm. To stand on the soft sand was like being an ice cube on a scorch...
  • Surface Of The Water
    590 words
    Living on the beautiful island of Okinawa, there was a lot to experience at the White Beach. I remember the overwhelming site I behold with each visit. My memory consisted of the blue sky, pure sand, intense sun, noticeable breeze and sparkling water. For me, White Beach was my place to gather peace of mind. Everything the beach had to offer I would take in. I look back now and miss the occasions spent in this sweet escape. Walking down to the beach, I pass by the high standing rocks; their face...
  • Dynamic Nature Of Our Ever Changing Coasts
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    Geography Studies, Coastal Zones Coastal zones may be described as narrow and dynamic. Coasts are the dynamic relationship of water, air, and land. Wind and waves, tides and currents, migrating sand dunes and mangrove swamps, and a variety of plant and animal life, all combine to form our ever-changing coasts. The dynamic nature of our ever-changing coasts is what gives it their great diversity. Narrow coastal zones tend to be more subject to natural erosion, which makes it easily visible. Narro...
  • Coasts Of West Africa
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    International Coastlines: The Care Of West Africa Why is there an erosion problem in West Africa? Most of the West African coast made up of a shallow, sandy coast over which breaking waves crash daily. Long beaches separate the shoreline from the sea. The coast consists of large stretches of sand embankments created by sand blown on shore, which have closed off and separated from the shore a chain of lakes, lagoons and mangrove swamps. These lakes and lagoons are areas of water enclosed by sand ...
  • Hermit Crab Shells
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    Before we began the initial beach walk, our instructor related some valuable facts about Ship Island. In 1969, Camille, a level five hurricane, swept through the island breaking it in two. This occurrence split the island in exactly the right spot, making the East Island lush with trees and shrubs, and Ship Island a place for students like us to enjoy a day at the beach. During the beach walk, the first thing one notices is the vast difference in sand color. It changes from a deep black to a typ...
  • Waves Break Closer To The Shore
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    The Erosion of Long Island's Barrier Beaches The barrier beaches, which line the south shore of Long Island are in a constant state of change due to factor's such as wind, tides and wave action. "The term ' barrier' identifies one that protects other features, such as lagoons, salt marshes, and bays from direct attack from the open ocean' (Leatherman 1). The pebbles and sand of which these beaches are made constantly lifted and deposited in other areas. Currents created by tides and waves carry ...

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