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Sullivan's Island

Sullivan's Island is a barrier island dominated by rivers and low tidal energy.

What types of natural processes are affecting the shoreline on Sullivan's Island? What evidence do you see in the photos? Why are there sand fences near the beach?

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marsh marsh marsh marsh

beach dune erosion vegetated dunes beach

dune fences

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