Sand disappears from popular Burin Peninsula beach - but it happens naturally

It might be easy to write this off as some sort of climate-related phenomenon (and, who knows, it might actually be), but this sort of thing happens naturally in "normal" circumstances. Still, the question of whether the frequency of storms might make this happen more or less often is probably worth considering.

Despite concerns from locals, Catto, head of the geography department at Memorial University, says the province’s beaches are dynamic and constantly changing, and this is just an example of that process.

”This is a natural fluctuation,” he says.

”It occurs in response to storm events, particularly storms out of the southwest.”