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This site provides information on the sand dunes
of the Sefton Coast, north west England - how the coast has changed
in the past, what is happening today and some possible future conditions.
It supports understanding of the importance of natural processes
in the conservation of soft coasts, especially amongst the local
communities and visitors to the Sefton Coast.
The Sefton Coast is the largest
dune area in England. It is a coastline subject to natural change.
At Formby Point the rate of
dune erosion is up to 5 metres each year, whereas within a few kilometres
to the north and south there is rapid growth of the coast.
Within the dune system, damage
and interference by people have reduced the high wildlife interest,
rates of natural change and free movement of sand dunes.
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for details of sites
For more information about this project email 440-378-3009
at Liverpool Hope University.
Liverpool Hope University worked with English
Nature and the (503) 505-7391 to implement the Sands of Time project.