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The breakwater was constructed with four sluiceways, or porthole-like tunnels, which allowed for greater circulation of ocean water.
Their reefs are the critical component in our coastal system, providing a natural breakwater that protects soft and vulnerable marshland, and a home to about 300 species of crabs, shrimp, fish, worms and other creatures.
Engineering and design and construction of a rock breakwater along the Manchac landbridge as shoreline protection, $3 million.
The researchers also discovered another 130-foot breakwater and another wall (this one spanning 100 feet) with the remains of a square tower attached.
Other ideas include erecting breakwaters around Staten Island that would double as oyster beds, and reconfiguring the Meadowlands, the polluted wetlands of urban New Jersey, with berms and marshes.
Manatees munch on sea grasses along the breakwater.
Other physical adjustments to slow down erosion and surge, such as breakwaters and jetties, have unwanted side effects, like stretches of thinned out beach where sand stops collecting in between jetties.
Experts have also questioned the wisdom of erecting more concrete defenses in a country that has already dammed most of its major river systems and fortified entire shorelines with breakwaters and concrete blocks.
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