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Title: St. Lucie Inlet dredged material disposal effects on the firmness of sand used by nesting turtles
Authors: Nelson, David A.
Mayes, Carol H.
Keywords: St. Lucie Inlet
Dredged material
Beach nourishment
Sand firmness
Shear resistance
Loggerhead turtles
Sea turtles
Issue Date: Jan-1986
Publisher: Environmental Laboratory (U.S.)
Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)
Description: Miscellaneous Document
Introduction: The following monitoring study was conducted to examine the change in shear resistance of sand (consistency) due to the disposal of material dredged from St. Lucie Inlet, Florida. An increase in shear resistance (harder consistency) of beach sand is of concern because it can inhibit digging by sea turtles which use the beaches for nesting (Ehrhart and Raymond, 1983).
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