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

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Photograph: © SAF

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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…

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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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