Wind and waves sort the grains of different weights into ripples and swirls of colour. Moving sand creates problems most of us will never face, making living and working on Sable Island a special challenge.
Wind and waves sort the grains of different weights into ripples and swirls of colour. Moving sand creates problems most of us will never face, making living and working on Sable Island a special challenge.

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Dunes

Moving sand creates wonderful patterns.

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Beach patterns

Moving sand creates wonderful patterns.

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© Nova Scotia Museum of Natural History 2001 All Rights Reserved.


Sand patterns

Wind and waves sort the grains of different weights into ripples and swirls of colour.

Nova Scotia Museum of Natural History

© Nova Scotia Museum of Natural History 2001 All Rights Reserved.


Sand patterns

Wind and waves sort the grains of different weights into ripples and swirls of colour.

Nova Scotia Museum of Natural History

© Nova Scotia Museum of Natural History 2001 All Rights Reserved.


This house was built near a sand dune. Years of living and working around the house caused the dune to become unstable. Like a huge wave, the dune sand slowly moved and buried the house.
This house was built near a sand dune. Years of living and working around the house caused the dune to become unstable. Like a huge wave, the dune sand slowly moved and buried the house.

© Nova Scotia Museum of Natural History 2001 All Rights Reserved.

Sand house

Like a huge wave, the dune sand slowly moved and buried the house.

Nova Scotia Museum of Natural History

© Nova Scotia Museum of Natural History 2001 All Rights Reserved.


Learning Objectives

The learner will:
  • Describe the effect of wind on the landscape of Sable Island.

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