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3825
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A section of Wrightsville Beach that had been ravaged by Hurricane Fran is 1996 is being restored through a unique approach. The town allowed a Florida grower to harvest sea oat seeds in return for grown plants. Now over 25,000 sea oat plants are helping to stabilize and trap sand on the new dunes.
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16837
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The signature species that inhabits North Carolina's seashore dunes is a grass that mimics oats. It is a species that thrives in harsh conditions--salt, wind, ocean waves, burning sun. They offer storm protection by trapping sand that builds dunes, and they also provide habitats for birds, amphibians, and reptiles. Settlage discusses current research on this unique species.
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Coastwatch (NoCar QH 91 A1 N62x), Vol. Issue , Spring 2012, p6-11, il Periodical Website
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1600
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The dunes that fringe North Carolina beaches are anchored by a group of remarkably adapted plants. Without these plants the dunes would be susceptible to shifting as dictated by the wind.
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