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  •  A cursory look at Google Earth streetview (3+ / 0-)
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    Of that same location in the same video would reveal a significant sand dune on the ocean side of the beach (northbound on the right from NC-12), maybe 6 to 8 feet tall. The video seems to show it is no longer there. Any wonder if it was excavated, making the beach more vulnerable to and exacerbated by the sea level rise? I imagine that the dunes previously would have at least helped shunt the waves back out to sea, but I see that nature breached the cape pretty harshly. Either way, pretty grim stuff. Wow.

    "Growth for the sake of growth is the ideology of the cancer cell." ~Edward Abbey ////\\\\ "To be a poor man is hard, but to be a poor race in a land of dollars is the very bottom of hardships." ~W.E.B. DuBois

    by rovertheoctopus on Thu Nov 29, 2012 at 07:59:31 PM PST

    •  The surf removed the manmade dune (2+ / 0-)
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      The DOT made that dune and the surf removed it.

      The DOT has repeatedly built dunes in that spot and storms have repeatedly removed them.

      look for my eSci diary series Thursday evening.

      by FishOutofWater on Fri Nov 30, 2012 at 06:09:35 AM PST

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      •  Incredible. Thanks for the info. (0+ / 0-)

        "Growth for the sake of growth is the ideology of the cancer cell." ~Edward Abbey ////\\\\ "To be a poor man is hard, but to be a poor race in a land of dollars is the very bottom of hardships." ~W.E.B. DuBois

        by rovertheoctopus on Fri Nov 30, 2012 at 06:44:00 AM PST

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