Sand Origin

Zelenogorsk, Gulf of Finland

Random Sand Fact

Above the Arctic Circle, the Russian village Shoyna is slowly swallowed by sand at the Barents Sea shore. Images of it look like something from a movie. 

A bulldozer regularly pushes back sand that gradually buries the village. In combination with permafrost and deforestation, intensive fishing disturbing the ocean floor has caused sand to sweep up from the ocean.  Resilient villagers have found ways to coexist with the sand and have pride in living close to and with nature. 

Sand is challenging to stop once on its way!

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