Sandringham Beaches Analysis

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Topics: Ocean, Beach, Sand, Water, Family, Sun
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The beaches we went to were Sandringham Marina, Hampton and Brighton Beach, as well as going to Sandringham harbour. We did many tests on each beach testing the temperature, sand quality, wave, long shore drift, observation of flora and fauna, many more to find the quality of each beach on the day.
In 1997 Hampton beach disappeared due to the sea taking away the beach overtime, in 1998 it was replenished through non-natural processes from the humans as they built two groynes with a hidden stromatolite drain inside them and two wooden groynes for stability, then they replenished the beach through ‘Beach Nourishment’
The three beaches had different sand qualities, with both Sandringham Harbour and Hampton having coarse sand
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Each beach had numerous seatings, signs, bins, wheelchair access, etc, with Hampton beach having up to 80 seats along the beach.
We collected data from each beach by mostly splitting the work amongst ourselves and share the data that we collected
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Waves:
Brighton – The waves were blowing North-West at the height of 2cm, they were weak, smooth, and constructive waves at the temperature of 17°C as well as being very clean. Hampton – The waves were blowing North-West at the height of 2cm, they were smooth and constructive waves at the temperature of 20°C, as well as being very clean. Sandringham – The waves were blowing North-West at the height of 2cm, they were smooth and constructive waves at the temperature of 19°C, but no as clean as the other two beaches. Sand Quality – The sand at Brighton was medium quality, it was slightly rough but still somewhat soft. Sand at Hampton and Sandringham were coarse as it was very rough and chunky for each grain.

Flora and Fauna:

Sketch

Soft Engineering used on Brighton Beach changed the quality of the sand of the beach. The beach nourishment used on the beach sand changed the sand quality from a eroded sand to a more fine and softer sand.

Human Use Activity Survey:
Rubbish
All the rubbish that we saw on the beaches were

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