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Artificial Beach Project

University of South Alabama Mobile Bay, Alabama

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Photo 3: Dr. Scott Douglass, a professor in the Department of Civil Engineering at the University of South Alabama and a team of researchers corrected the erosion problem and protected the critical habitat that supports aquatic animals by back-filling the breakwater protected area with sand and stone. By doing this, they were able to diminish the force and energy of the waves.

Photo 3: Dr. Scott Douglass, a professor in the Department of Civil Engineering at the University of South Alabama and a team of researchers corrected the erosion problem and protected the critical habitat that supports aquatic animals by back-filling the breakwater protected area with sand and stone. By doing this, they were able to diminish the force and energy of the waves.

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