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Treasure hunters Folly Beach, SC 

With the Ravenel Bridge just faintly visible in the background. 

Treasure hunters 
Folly Beach, SC 

With the Ravenel Bridge just faintly visible in the background. 

(Source: Flickr / mhlucero, via intracoastal-wanderings)

Sunrise at the pier Isle of Palms, SC

Sunrise at the pier
Isle of Palms, SC

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Sea turtles: worth savingFolly Beach, SC 

Sea turtles: worth saving
Folly Beach, SC 

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Historical postcardFolly Beach, SC

Historical postcard
Folly Beach, SC

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Shells on Folly Beach, SC

oh-susanna:

Shells on Folly Beach, SC

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False crawl Edisto Beach, SC
A false crawl is when a loggerhead sea turtle (Caretta caretta) starts to dig a nest and then decides against it and returns to the sea. Often car headlights or lights from beachfront houses will confuse them and cause them to turn back. When a loggerhead does lay eggs in its nest, scientists will remove them until they are ready to hatch, and then return them to the exact marked-off spot where the nest was made. 

False crawl
Edisto Beach, SC

A false crawl is when a loggerhead sea turtle (Caretta caretta) starts to dig a nest and then decides against it and returns to the sea. Often car headlights or lights from beachfront houses will confuse them and cause them to turn back. When a loggerhead does lay eggs in its nest, scientists will remove them until they are ready to hatch, and then return them to the exact marked-off spot where the nest was made. 

(Source: facebook.com, via intracoastal-wanderings)

Dry and windwornFolly Beach, SC 

Dry and windworn
Folly Beach, SC 

(Source: Flickr / mhlucero, via intracoastal-wanderings)

More "renourishment" effortsFolly Beach, SC

More "renourishment" efforts
Folly Beach, SC

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"Renourishment" at the west end of Folly Island, high tideFolly Beach, SC
Why “renourishment” is not a good idea: Barrier islands are a natural habitat with their own natural processes, and the shifting of an island’s borders due to erosion, even if quickened by human activity, is a normal part of a barrier island’s existence. Renourishment is an interference with this natural process. The sand that is put in place by such human activity usually erodes faster (two or three times faster) than the natural sand on the beach, therefore adding to the problem, not fixing it. Renourishment also potentially damages and destroys marine and beach life by burying it, squishing it under bulldozers, changing the beach contours, and making the water near the beach too muddy. Plants, insects, turtles, shorebirds, and other animals can be harmed by such activity. While renourishment is better than other human attempts to stabilize beaches, such as building seawalls or groynes, it’s only a short-term solution and does nothing to stop erosion. If we get out of the way, the beach will take care of itself, and we can continue to enjoy it at a much lower cost. 
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"Renourishment" at the west end of Folly Island, high tide
Folly Beach, SC

Why “renourishment” is not a good idea: Barrier islands are a natural habitat with their own natural processes, and the shifting of an island’s borders due to erosion, even if quickened by human activity, is a normal part of a barrier island’s existence. Renourishment is an interference with this natural process. The sand that is put in place by such human activity usually erodes faster (two or three times faster) than the natural sand on the beach, therefore adding to the problem, not fixing it. Renourishment also potentially damages and destroys marine and beach life by burying it, squishing it under bulldozers, changing the beach contours, and making the water near the beach too muddy. Plants, insects, turtles, shorebirds, and other animals can be harmed by such activity. While renourishment is better than other human attempts to stabilize beaches, such as building seawalls or groynes, it’s only a short-term solution and does nothing to stop erosion. If we get out of the way, the beach will take care of itself, and we can continue to enjoy it at a much lower cost. 

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Folly Sunrise

Folly Beach, SC

charlestonpics:

Folly Sunrise

Folly Beach, SC

myblogette:

Folly Beach, SC

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Folly Beach, SC

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Moon over Morris Island, SC

Moon over Morris Island, SC

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Historical postcardFolly Beach, SC

Historical postcard
Folly Beach, SC

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Boneyard BeachCapers Island, SC

blinksnap:

Boneyard Beach
Capers Island, SC

The pier at Folly Beach, SC
Brownish’ waters of Folly Beach turn a mysterious light blue – The Post and Courier
 
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