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Incompatible Beach Fill Sand Can Harm Beach Ecology

"Our results suggest use of incompatible fine fill sediments from dredging projects creates unsuitable intertidal habitat that excludes burrowing macroinvertebrates and could delay beach ecosystem recovery. Through effects on beach invertebrates that are prey for shorebirds and fish, the ecological impacts of filling with mismatched fine sediments could influence higher trophic levels and extend beyond the beach itself." - excerpt from abstract of technical paper by Sloane Viola, David Hubbard, Jenifer Dugan, and Nicholas Schooler.

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