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Erosion likely result of supermoon tidal increases rather than storms

Handiwork of gravitational attraction

August 16, 2014
By LEE IMADA - Managing Editor (leeimada@mauinews.com) , The Maui News

Stumps in the sand lapping in the shorebreak on the eastern side of Baldwin Beach Park in Paia are more likely the result of "unusual erosion" linked to "supermoon" tidal increases than the high surf generated by storm systems Iselle and Julio, said a coastal expert with the University of Hawaii Sea Grant program.

 
 

 

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