Beach communities represent a place where the Gulf meets the shore subject to sculpting waves and winds, this sandy platform changes shape subtlety from moment to moment in shifting sands and tide. The wrack line, the remains of the last high tide generally contains bits of dried sea grasses and algae along with a treasure trove of shells and remains of other marine life. In the thin area between the tide and start of the sea oat dominated dunes, is a precarious areas used by ground nesting shorebirds such as the Wilson’s and snowy plover. Higher on the beach, plants that tolerate being occasionally in undated and buffeted by storm waves and salt mist, provide sand stabilization and help build beach ridges. It is near these areas sea turtles nest each summer.