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Title: Restoration of White Tower Bay sand dune
Authors: Deidun, Alan
Keywords: White Tower Bay (Mellieha, Malta)
Beaches -- Malta
Camping -- Malta
Malta Environment and Planning Authority
Issue Date: 2002-07-07
Publisher: Allied Newspapers Ltd.
Citation: Deidun, A. (2002, July 7). Restoration of White Tower Bay sand dune. The Times of Malta, pp. 1-4.
Abstract: Picturesque though they are, coastal sand dunes serve a more important purpose than beauty. Dunes act as flexible barriers to ocean storm surges and waves and protect low-lying backshore areas. In addition, they provide a habitat for fauna adapted to this harsh environment, some of which are endemic to the Maltese Islands. According to Schembri (1991), only 13 out of a total of 27 sandy beaches still support some form of dune ecosystem, and just five of them support dunes with a relatively intact characteristic dune vegetation community. These are Ramal l-Hamra in Gozo, Santa Marija on Comino, Ghadira, Ramla tat-Torri (White Tower Bay) and Ramla tal-Mixquqa (Golden Bay) in Malta.
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