David Kennedy featured in The New Daily about the impact of vehicles on beaches

Coastal Geomorphologist Professor David Kennedy was featured in The New Daily article about the RACV’s RoyalAuto magazine running an article about driving along Australian beaches.

Professor Kennedy commented on the environmental impacts.

“In Australia, it has been estimated that a single vehicle passage can crush 0.75 per cent of the intertidal population of ghost crabs and for 100 vehicle passes on a mid-Atlantic beach 14-98 per cent mortality was reported,” he said.

“Another example is the Coorong Peninsula where experiments found that on average 6 per cent of hooded plover nests were run over each day, equating to 81 per cent of nests being destroyed during a full incubation period.”

The popular magazine was forced to apologise for the two-page spread in its July issue.

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