At the center of this image, water and sand come blasting out of the ocean onto the replenished beach. UD got a tutorial in the whole double-your-beach process this morning from one of the workers – there’s the little GPS boat that scans the ocean floor for sand mountains, and then the bigger boat with one end of the pipe, sucking up the sand and sending it forward. They put shells and stones in dumpsters and then smooth the stuff along the strand. “I work in Florida, South Carolina – I’m not sure we do much good down there, but the weather’s milder here.”

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  1. Jeremy Bangs Says:

    The coastline has receded over centuries of time. Presently underwater is the archaeological evidence of prehistoric settlement. Fishermen sometimes bring up stone tools in their nets. The system described affects the possibility of learning anything about that former land now submerged.

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