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Careful Monitoring of Long Island Shoreline Needed, Says Expert

A coastal summit was held last Friday at Gurney's in Montauk. Jay Tanski, a New York Sea Grant coastal processes specialist, spoke about Long Island's coast. He pointed out that while hurricanes such as Sandy garnered most of the attention, nor'easters, which are much more frequent in the Hamptons, typically rage through a number of tides, and high tide on top of storm surge can devastate the coast. And while Long Island has plenty of sand, the East End is eroding because it doesn't have the protection of barrier islands as on the rest of the South Shore.
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