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Restoring sand dunes, one microbe at a time

(University of Houston) Restoring sand dunes isn't as simple as dredging sand from the ocean floor and plopping it onshore. Plants transplanted to the new dunes, an important step in stabilizing the sand, seldom thrive. An ecologist at the University of Houston has been funded by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to study the coastal dune ecosystem along the Texas coast.
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