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barrier island

[′bar·ē·ər ‚ī·lənd]
(geology)
An elongate accumulation of sediment formed in the shallow coastal zone and separated from the mainland by some combination of coastal bays and their associated marshes and tidal flats; barrier islands are typically several times longer than their width and are interrupted by tidal inlets.
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The Wetapunga is a rare species of Giant Weta only found on Little Barrier Island and is the biggest of the cricket-like insects with one pregnant female weighing in at 71 grams, larger than small bird.
Work on recovery of the seabeach amaranth contributes to the ecology of a mid-Atlantic barrier island ecosystem beleaguered by land use changes and urbanization pressures.
New Jersey American Water customers on the barrier island only including Chadwick Beach and Normandy Beach)
It will offer residents and visitors to the barrier island convenient and high quality emergency medical care.
These other landscape features shield the mainland from the brunt of winds, waves, and storms, just like the barrier islands.
This settlement is unique and precedent-setting, and is a model for solving future coastal disputes," he said, "because it balances the needs of the public and the private property owners rights based on man-made erosion, as well as the rights and needs of the environmental and conservation community to protect the species and provide barrier islands.
The stage was set for what became a model for modern residential development on barrier islands.
Debris removal can inhibit access to the company's isolation valves out in the street, so New Jersey American Water asks that its customers on the barrier island shut off the main valves in their homes to reduce the risk to their properties since the company has not been able to turn off every service.
The South Carolina Barrier Island Society is a constituent society to the Island Society which seeks to inspire and empower residents of the barrier islands of South Carolina.
The largest NOAA project partnership will be with Louisiana to fund and execute restoration of beach, dune, and back-barrier marsh habitat on Chenier Ronquille, a barrier island off the state s coast.
Well established barrier island tile and stone business has been in exclusive ocean side town for many years.