Officials: Irene caused minor beach erosion

Beaches in Long Branch are not as badly damaged as they were projected to be by Hurricane Irene.Scientists from the Stevens Institute headed to the

LONG BRANCH - Beaches in Long Branch are not as badly damaged as they were projected to be by Hurricane Irene.

Scientists from the Stevens Institute headed to the beach to study the effects of Irene on the sand. The scientists used wave runners equipped with cameras and other tools so see what happened beneath the sea.

The coastline was sparred partially because of restoration projects that have been used to build up the beaches. Because of the projects, New Jersey's beaches could afford to lose some sand, which meant that the shoreline escaped very serious damage.

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