[Coral-List] Does anyone know about Shorelock?
ceo at lindorm.com
Fri Jun 8 11:15:17 EDT 2012
Rachel, I'm not aware of that product, but the approach in and of itself sounds like artificially creating something akin to beach rock. There is an issue to consider and that is, What happens with the energy? Sand that is moved back and forth helps dissipate the wave energy, and water infiltrating into the beach also helps. Hard shores don't have that effect. Hardening a shoreline can actually make erosion worse, there are numerous examples of that around the world. So even if the product does what it says, it may or may not solve the problem.
Ulf Erlingsson, Ph.D.
President and CEO
On 2012-06-07, at 23:23, Rachel D'Silva wrote:
> Hi there coral list,
> I've just seen an article on shorelock which is a chemical that causes 'sticky sand' and it rectifies and or prevents beach erosion. I don't have much info on it and I was wondering if anyone out there had any experience or opinion on the long term use of it or using it over large a area.
> Thanks so much
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