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Shoreline Declining In Protected Marine Areas

Shoreline Declining In Protected Marine Areas

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Plant and animal species are in danger with the decline in sandy shorelines in protected marine areas. Cultural heritage sites are also in threat, a global survey of beaches from NASA shows. About 24 % of the worldwide beaches are eroding, whilst 27% is growing, showed in journal Scientific Reports. The beaches in Africa and Australia are experiencing more erosion than growth, whereas Asia is facing the overall rise.

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