How to Read a North Carolina Beach: Bubble Holes, Barking Sands, and Rippled Runnels
Take a walk on the beach with three coastal experts who reveal the secrets and the science of the North Carolina shoreline. What makes sea foam? What are those tiny sand volcanoes along the waterline? You'll find the answers to these questions and dozens
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The Big Picture Understanding Wind Waves and Sand
Waves and the Currents They Form
The Sand Supply of the Beach
SOURCES OF SAND
Groundwater in the Beach
Barrier Island Migration
Whats Happening Today?
Beach Clues Reading the Signs on the Beach
Air in the Beach
Holes Rings Blisters Pits and Volcanoes
How Currents and Winds Sculpt the Surface
Shipwrecks on the Beach
What Makes and Shapes a North Carolina Beach
Source and Composition of North Carolina Sand
North Carolina Dunes
Dune Forms and Features
DUNE SAND AND STRATIFICATION
The Problems of Bulldozed and Artificial Dunes
The Civilian Conservation Corps Dunes
Barrier Islands The Platforms for Beaches
How Were Barrier Islands Formed?
How Do Barrier Islands Evolve?
The Ocean the Beach Life
Life Signs Beach Critters Past and Present
Brown and Black Shells
Clams Crabs Turtles Birds and Other Large Creatures
Microscopic Critters in the Sand
An Uncertain Future
Conservation of Beaches
Whats the Alternative?
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