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The science behind sea erosion in Kozhikode

The study shows the scientific spectrum of sea erosion in Kozhikode

The study shows the scientific spectrum of sea erosion in Kozhikode

The international organization recently announced the provision of an international “blue flag” tag for the cleanest and most environmentally friendly beaches. However, Kappad Beach is so far the only beach that has earned the International Blue Flag.

In the district of Kerala, Kappad Beach is located. Thus, at Kappad Beach, a team of scientists will study the reasons for sea erosion. The research will cover 3.5 kilometers, initiating in Thuvvappara and concluding in Valiyamangad.

Kozhikode’s coastline has been prone to erosion for more than 46 years. Nevertheless, the study was conducted by satellite. Thus, mining river sand and human activities like the construction of buildings and dam construction are the causes of erosion. The estuaries in the area control the sediments there.

It has been found that erosion had increased in Kozhikode beach after 2000. Over time, artificial coastal constructions, were constructed nearby. However, sea erosion progressively increased. One of the main reasons for coastal erosion is fishing harbor construction.

The International Union for Conservation of Nature, the United Nations World Tourism Organization, the United Nations Environmental Programme, and the Foundation for Environmental Education are among the groups that promote the blue flag tag. Every beach goes through 33 parameters to get the blue flag tag. One of the criteria for obtaining the Blue flag tag is the area’s bathing quality, environmental conservation maintained by the beach, beach preservation, and environmental education.

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