Do you want non-white sand dumped on the beach?

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  1. Camp Creek Kid

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    Re: Do you want brown sand dumped on the beach?

    The temperature of the sand that the eggs are in determines the sex of the baby turtles. Darker sand would be hotter than white. Someone help me out on HOW this affects the eggs--I can't remember.
     
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    Re: Do you want brown sand dumped on the beach?

    What was the result of this meeting?
     
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    As I have said before, sugar-white, powdery sand is the trademark of the beaches. To get away from that makes the beaches more ordinary. One may as well go to Mexico Beach or Cape San Blas.

    The consistency of the sand concerns me as much as the color. Darker sand will eventually bleach. But sand with big grains will not change.

    IMO, this is a big mistake. The look and feel of the beaches is now permanently altered as a result of this very knee-jerk solution.
     
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    I am so torn by this issue. On the one hand, sugary-white sand is the trademark of our beaches, not to mention the environmental issues! But on the other hand, I wonder how I'd feel about this issue if the home I loved was about to crumble into the Gulf. I think I know.

    I talked to one of these owners (I think it's one of Sea Turtle's neighbors). She was so strong. I cried.

    What a dilemma!
     

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