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NOAA Photo Library Image - line0935

Tree roots exposed because of erosion on the north end of Sapelo's beach. Typical of barrier islands, sand from the north end of Sapelo and Blackbeard is eroded away by ocean currents and deposited at the south end where sand dunes continue to build. The erosion leaves behind trees that were once protected by dunes exposed to the ocean.

Image ID: line0935, NOAA's America's Coastlines Collection
Location: Georgia, Sapelo Island
Photo Date: 1999 August
Photographer: Brooke Vallaster, Education Coordinator
Credit: Sapelo Island National Estuarine Research Reserve

Category: Coastline/Southeast Georgia/

High Resolution Photo Available

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