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Rising sea level does not mean the end of sandy beaches – News – The University of Sydney

A global team of experts, including, from the University of Sydney, has dismissed suggestions that half the world’s beaches could become extinct over the course…



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The Services Club in 2016 at Collaroy, which, unlike most Australian beaches, has shore-line developments preventing the beach from retreating. Top: the beach near Wetherill Street. Credit: Professor Andrew Short
However, beaches backed by low-lying coastal plains, shallow lagoons, salt marshes and dunes, which is the case with most Australian beaches, will migrate landward as a result of rising sea level. In these cases, the shoreline will retreat, but the beaches are still likely to remain, albeit…

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