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Chile's Mega Tsunami Restored Beaches and Biodiversity

Chilean coastal town after the 2010 tsunami: Marcelo Caro via Wikimedia Commons Chile's 8.8 earthquake and tsunami of 2010 caused massive devastation, not least along its coastline, with some beaches subsiding and losing biodiversity, and some rocky reefs areas uplifting and losing biodiversity— as you might expect. But thanks to the investigations of a science team already looking at the ecology of Chile's sandy beaches before the quake, we now know this natural disaster also engineered some powerful and unexpected forms of coastal restoration.
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