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Fort Fisher

Fort Fisher is a sand beach marked by a low rocky outcrop. This is a remnant from an old Pleistocene headland and is a unique feature of the southern North Carolina coast. This beach rock, called coquina, is composed of beach sediment cemented together with shells.
How do you think this coquina rock outcrop affects sand movements on the nearby beaches?

How is a rocky habitat different from a sandy habitat?

Here is a series of QuickTime Panoramas of the Fort Fisher beach.

Panorama 1 (Interactive) (922 K)

Panorama 2 (631 K)

Panorama 3 (631 K)

These photographs and panoramas were taken at:
33 58' 25 N, 77 54' 51 W

Click on a thumbnail photo to view a full screen image.


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