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Feeding the Beach January 29, 2014

Posted by nrhatch in Art & Photography, Nature.
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This winter, the beaches on Anna Maria Island are being re-nourished by sand dredged from the Gulf of Mexico.

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Engineers are feeding the beach using enormous pieces of equipment and massive pipes to dredge, suction, and sift piles of sand.

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Bulldozers move in to push and shove the sifted and shifted sand into position once ashore.

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BFF and I went out to inspect the progress.  They are moving right along.

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Aah . . . that’s better!

Now for some really amazing nature shots . . . check out the Winners of the Nature Conservancy Photo Contest.  They are GORGEOUS!