The long root structure of sea oats holds together loose beach soil and prevents erosion when tropical storms blow on the coast. Even so, there is still the ongoing need for dredging and pumping sand from a mile off shore so that tourists and wildlife can enjoy that perfect day at the beach. There is controversy about whether dredging harms the off shore ecosystem and proper safeguards must be in place. I believe the combination of man working with nature to preserve the beaches we all love is an important step in the right direction.
Sea oats are protected by law in Florida and subject to fines for disturbing them. Remember to use the crossovers and simply admire these precious plants.
Beach erosion on Cape Canaveral beach
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