Improvement of a horseshoe crab spawning site

Masanori Ishikawa, Satoquo Seino, Hiroshi Tomida

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Abstract

Sand management carried out within the watershed is one approach to improving a sandy beach environment. We analyzed sediment and sand at an endangered horseshoe crab spawning ground and examined sediment collected at an upstream sand control dam and this sediment was deposited on the beach. We reviewed former beach nourishment efforts by examining ground elevation. We found that the watershed sand management methodology using sand from the dam to nourish the beach posed no particular problem in terms of sand characteristics. This operation was small-scale, but almost all basic sand management aspects were present.

Original languageEnglish
Pages569-580
Number of pages12
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2013
Event10th Global Congress on ICM: Lessons Learned to Address New Challenges, EMECS 2013 - MEDCOAST 2013 Joint Conference - Marmaris, Turkey
Duration: Oct 30 2013Nov 3 2013

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Other10th Global Congress on ICM: Lessons Learned to Address New Challenges, EMECS 2013 - MEDCOAST 2013 Joint Conference
CountryTurkey
CityMarmaris
Period10/30/1311/3/13

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Geography, Planning and Development

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Ishikawa, M., Seino, S., & Tomida, H. (2013). Improvement of a horseshoe crab spawning site. 569-580. Paper presented at 10th Global Congress on ICM: Lessons Learned to Address New Challenges, EMECS 2013 - MEDCOAST 2013 Joint Conference, Marmaris, Turkey.