Palm Beach County’s new beach erosion fight reignites sea turtle concerns

Photograph: © SAF


One year ago, threats to endangered sea turtles helped sink Palm Beach County plans to build erosion-fighting rock walls offshore from shrinking beaches in front of condominium towers.

Now a new proposal has surfaced to use different shoreline structures to combat erosion without creating as many obstacles for newly hatched turtles trying to make it from sand to sea…

About two-thirds of Palm Beach County’s 46 miles of beach is considered “critically eroded,” according to state standards. Photo source: ©© Benson Kua

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