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Why you shouldn’t take pebbles from the beach – here’s the science

By Joseph Earl, PhD Candidate, Lancaster Environment Centre, Lancaster University
Suzana Ilic, Senior Lecturer, Lancaster Environment Centre, Lancaster University
Cumberland Council in the north of England has announced that people taking pebbles from beaches will now face fines of up to £1,000. Many people found the announcement frustrating, but preventing erosion is critical, as research shows.

For many people, visiting the beach brings back joyful childhood memories. It is easy to forget that the sand and pebbles provide an important habitat for many creatures. It also provides…The Conversation

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