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Shoreline Armoring's Incompatible with a Healthy Beach Ecosystem

"On beaches without shoreline armoring there are more birds and more kinds of birds. On beaches with shoreline armoring there are less birds and less kinds of birds. Why? Birds are a visible indicator of a beach's ecological health. A healthy beach supports a rich set of beach critters that birds like to eat." - excerpt from this Surfrider Foundation blog entry.

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