Coastal Storms Have Long-Reaching Effects, Study Says

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Coastal storms are known to cause serious damage along the shoreline, but they also cause significant disruption of the deep-sea ecosystem as well, according to a study of extreme coastal storms in the Western Mediterranean published in the Jan. 25 issue of the online journal PLoS ONE.

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A coast’s capacity to cope with the impact of a storm depends on the intensity of the storm and the geomorphology of each beach. The most common “damaging” processes are flooding and erosion.