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Flashcards in Coastal Deposition (Hurt Castle, England) Deck (12):
1

Where

Keyhaven Marshes, salt marsh formed in the lee of Hurt Castle spit

2

Wildlife

Variety of habitats and wildlife
eg grassland, scrub, salt marsh and reed beds
eg oyster catcher, ringed plover, butterfly and spider

3

Retreat of marsh

6m a year

4

Event of heavy erosion

December 1989, exposed 50-80m to sea

5

Careful management

Required to protect area from trampling parking and pollution

6

Measures taken

1996, £5 million spent on rock armour+beach nourishment

7

Protection

Limited access and restricted development

8

Causes

Not fully understood

9

Under threat

From the breaching of hurt castle spit during severe storms

10

Area popular with

Mariners who use the creeks to moor their boats

11

SSI

Nationally recognised as its an important site for wildfowl and wading birds

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Future

Sea levels expected to rise at 6mm a year

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