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Sandy Point

We've collected a wealth of geologic, mapping, historical, & survey data. Now we're working to decipher it all. Follow our progress on our blog!

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Annapolis Way, Newbury, MA

The Plum Island Research Project is a team of academic researchers
working to build a comprehensive geological and social history of
Plum Island, the mouth of the Merrimack River and surrounding areas.

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More on the Stability of Plum Island (or the instability of Virginia barrier islands)

Posted: February 18, 2017
Gloucester Point, VA       18 February 2017 Back in the fall, I wrote about why Plum Island is so unique: it doesn’t move. It has been […]

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Upcoming Event

February 1 - Hein Public Talk in Newbury

Dr. Chris Hein will give a public talk on the geology of barrier islands generally, and more specifically, on what we have learned on Plum […]

Recent Blog Posts

More on the Stability of Plum Island (or the instability of Virginia barrier islands)

February 18, 2017 - Gloucester Point, VA       18 February 2017 Back in the fall, I wrote about why Plum Island is so unique: it doesn’t move. It has been […]


Relevant Article

February 18, 2017 - Williamsburg, VA       17 February 2017 NPR published today a very thought-provoking and relevant article (also heard on All Things Considered) about coastal erosion, climate change, […]