Tag: dune

Sargassum buildup benefits dune system

BY Sasha Heller editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com The beaches of South Padre Island are currently inundated with an historic level of sargassum, or “gulfweed,” and while it may seem unsightly, the massive amount of seaweed actually nourishes the beaches and the ecosystem that inhabits it. SPI Coastal Resources Manager Reuben Trevino on Tuesday explained the significance of the …

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Dune restoration efforts visible from space

BY SASHA HELLER Managing Editor editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com For the last six years, the Surfrider Foundation South Texas Chapter has partnered with the City of South Padre Island to restore area dunes, which help protect the Island when faced with natural disasters. To read the rest of this story, please subscribe to the Port Isabel-South Padre PRESS E-edition by …

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