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Waves deposit sediments to create coastal features like barrier islands and spits.

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    Deposition by Waves

    Deposition by Waves

    by CK-12 //basic
    Describes terrain features formed by ocean waves.
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    Spits & Marshes-Coastal Deposition

    Spits & Marshes-Coastal Deposition

    by CK-12 //basic
    Explains how spits are formed by longshore drift and then salt marshes.
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    Bringing Sand to the Beach

    Bringing Sand to the Beach

    by CK-12 //basic
    South Florida is running out of sand. In a tremendous recycling effort, broken down glass bottles may be used for sand.
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    Making Sand

    Making Sand

    by CK-12 //basic
    Beach sand is made of minerals that are resistant to erosion, like quartz. Minerals that are found in rock nearby or that comes down in rivers are the source materials.
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