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Restoring Gulf of Mexico Sand Dunes after Deepwater Horizon

Sand dunes are incredibly resilient habitats, buffering severe weather and providing shelter for an amazing diversity of wildlife. At McFaddin Beach National Wildlife Refuge in Texas, NOAA is helping to restore more than 17 miles of beach and sand dunes, bolstering resilient Gulf of Mexico habitats and communities. Visit the Gulf Spill Restoration website to learn more.

A dune area on a beach.
Last updated Tuesday, January 3, 2023 3:14pm PST