Nature News

Holes on The Beach, Part II In the last issue of The Anchor, Nature Notes discussed several holes that are naturally occurring on the beach. This article will focus on those holes made by marine animals. The Georgia ghost shrimp live underneath the sand near the water’s edge and are rarely seen (thus the name). Their burrows can be 6 feet deep even though the opening is about the size of a coin. During high tide, they venture out of the opening (while still under water), to feed from drifting particles of organic matter. The “sprinkles” that often surround the …

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Nature Notes

Nature Notes Holes on The Beach, Part II In the last issue of The Anchor, Nature Notes discussed several holes that are naturally occurring on the beach. This article will focus on those holes made by marine animals. The Georgia ghost shrimp live underneath the sand near the water’s edge and are rarely seen (thus the name). Their burrows can be 6 feet deep even though the opening is about the size of a coin. During high tide, they venture out of the opening (while still under water), to feed from drifting particles of organic matter. The “sprinkles” that often …

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Shipyard Dune Crossover Replacement Project

Shipyard Dune Crossover Replacement Project JOE STRIVIERI, ARB CHAIRMAN Over the past 30 some odd years, Mother Nature has provided hurricanes, high winds, and high surf which all have taken a toll on our Shipyard boardwalk leading to the beach. The shifting sands and beach replenishment operations all have inundated the boardwalk surface and it has disappeared in some areas. It has become time to replace it with a higher crossover structure to accommodate the dune creation and make it functional once again. The Shipyard POA with Board approval has undertaken the Dune Crossover Replacement Project to allow beach access …

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