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Missing Irish beach reappears after 30 years

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I bet if someone was listening real close the night the sand disappeared the ocean waves would have made a sound like, "Om Nom Nom Nom..."

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In many cases of severe sand erosion, the beach will usually repair itself naturally. Even if it means taking a number of years to do.

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We were backpacking through the Pacific, island-hopping and drinking heavily. We found a gorgeous spot on a Fijian island with soft white sand, palm trees and cheap bars. One day we woke to find the whole beach missing - washed away by a storm in the night. The locals said this was a regular event, and sure enough it returned layer by layer over the next week. But where has all this Irish sand been waiting for 33 years and how suddenly did it return?

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15 hours ago, Astra. said:

In many cases of severe sand erosion, the beach will usually repair itself naturally. Even if it means taking a number of years to do.

Thats right  Astra  !  You go  right ahead and ruin another Unexplained Mystery !     :angry:

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6 hours ago, Tom the Photon said:

We were backpacking through the Pacific, island-hopping and drinking heavily. We found a gorgeous spot on a Fijian island with soft white sand, palm trees and cheap bars. One day we woke to find the whole beach missing - washed away by a storm in the night. The locals said this was a regular event, and sure enough it returned layer by layer over the next week. But where has all this Irish sand been waiting for 33 years and how suddenly did it return?

Well, strange as it may seem , the sand on a beach can continue out  into  and under the waves .   Thats right, just out there on the bottom, can be  .........     stores of sand !  :o      

Some of it even moves up and down the coast !  

 

 

 

 

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15 minutes ago, back to earth said:

Thats right  Astra  !  You go  right ahead and ruin another Unexplained Mystery !     :angry:

:innocent:

:P

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Blame the chemtrails or possibly a bent moon tide.

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On 08/05/2017 at 5:19 AM, back to earth said:

Well, strange as it may seem , the sand on a beach can continue out  into  and under the waves .   That's right, just out there on the bottom, can be  .........     stores of sand !  :o      

Some of it even moves up and down the coast !  

I asked if anyone knows how suddenly this sand reappeared?  The story suggests it happened very rapidly, so I was wondering what sort of unusual conditions had to occur to deposit this much sand so quickly.  A sudden change in a nearby river flow disturbing sediments?  A freak giant wave?  Minor earth tremor or underground landslide?  Fluctuations in deep ocean currents?  Everyone's favourite bogeyman: global warming?  Or - if this is a commonplace occurrence - are there precedents we could study and learn from?

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On ‎5‎/‎7‎/‎2017 at 8:11 AM, UM-Bot said:

A beach that was stripped of its sand three decades ago has suddenly been restored to its former glory.

http://www.unexplained-mysteries.com/news/307388/missing-irish-beach-reappears-after-30-years

There are a lot of beaches that reappear in history. discovering  towns and cities after the last ice age when the waters gradually rose 200 ft  

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Not exactly Gene Kelly and Brigadoon.  

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Sounds fishy to me

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Sand is transported by waves moving towards and away from land. Large waves move sand seaward. Smaller waves movie it landward. Sediments also move along a shoreline. It moves from sources. If there is a blockage to the source such as a dammed river, then sediments do not arrive from the source but transport along the coast continues to occur.

This could be anything from a difference in the wave actions such as a milder winter, or a change at a river supplying the sediments.

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