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Blackbeard Island

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Shrika Madivanan

on 8 May 2013

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BLACKBEARD ISLAND WHERE IS THE ISLAND? OH NO IT'S ERODING! References http://www.google.com/imghp?hl=en&tab=ii By: Shrika Madivanan and Adyasha Aruk LET'S
JET It's northeast of Sapelo island in McIntosh
County on Gerogia's coastline. Here is where the erosion occurs. It occurs here
because of the rising sea level and storm floods on the beach. COMMENT Global warming is
causing the sea level
to rise increasing the
erosion on the beach
as seen on the picture. NEW TEXT MESSAGE FACTS - It's 5,168 acres and 314 acres of it is beach - It's named after the pirate Blackbeard that supposedly kept his treasure on the island TAKE A TRIP TO BLACKBEARD NATIONAL REFUGE What to do in Blackbeard? GO BIRD WATCHING! http://voices.yahoo.com/why-visit-black-beard-island-georgia-85437.html boat Blackbeard is only accessible by GO ON A GUIDED TOUR GO SALT WATER FISHING In 2004 there was about 130,000 visitors EROSION
ON ISLAND Not all erosion is natural on the island. Since
Blackbeard Island is such a popular vacation
spot many people want to construct hotels and
golf courses. To accommodate these constructions
people would have to destroy salt marshes and sand
dunes. Beach erosion and reclamation
has destroyed many
loggerhead turtle's habitats! Tides also cause erosion because they
move sediment into salt marshes and the
some sides of the barrier island start to erode. Storms also cause changes to barrier
islands. Storms destroys the dune system and pushes sediments landward (approximately 0.6 miles/1 km). This is a permanent change to the barrier island or portions of it. http://science.howstuffworks.com/environmental/conservation/issues/barrier-island3.htm "Barrier islands of Georgia" by annonymous.
published year 2011 and pgs. 15-43 used "The Georgia Coast" by Nancy and Tom Zylder
Seaworthy Publications and pg.30-65 used We have reached our
destination! 5/6/13 Preventing
erosion and weathering Currently to prevent reclamation people
are building dikes so salt water appears
and kills all the weeds so natural habitats
will be restored. The CCP [Comprehensive
Conservation Plan] also are trying to help spread
awareness of reclamation on the Barrier Islands.
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