North Carolina: The Beaches Are Moving
WATCH: “The Beaches Are Moving Video,” featuring Orrin H. Pilkey. A UNC-TV video © University of North Carolina Center for Public Television
By Santa Aguila Foundation,
World famous coastal geologist Orrin H. Pilkey takes us to the beach and explains why erosion has become a problem.
This documentary in The Beaches of The World series was made possible thanks to the generous contribution of Glenna Patton.
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“The Beaches Are Moving” is a 60-minute documentary that focuses on North Carolina’s barrier islands. It describes common beach processes, as well as processes that are unique to the barrier island system. Produced in 1983 by UNC-TV, this documentary focuses on the work of Duke marine geologist Orrin H. Pilkey Jr.
Join our campaign to support the ban on hardened beach structures.
- Keep Our Beaches Public and Natural by North Carolina Coastal Federation.
- Download a white paper on the negative impacts of Groins (PDF).
- Additional information on beach stabilization techniques and structures can be found at the Program for the Study of Developed Shorelines.
- Download the State of North Carolina Bill (SB 832) (PDF) to permit the use of hardened beach structures.
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