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Even Castles Made of Sand Melt into the Sea Eventually

More news from my homeland, California: Orange County-based sand castle building team Archisand took top honors for the sixth time in eight years at the 27th annual U.S. Open Sand Castle Competition last weekend.

It took the squad about five hours to chisel a roller coaster featuring an octopus and a penguin careening through a school of fish on a coral reef. Previous creations include a poker party, a Hogwarts castle and a couple platoons of Tiki heads (pictured); that last one was erected on the shores of one of my fav O.C. beaches, Corona del Mar.

So while we already know sea turtles depend on beach space to lay eggs, here is yet another example of why saving our oceans and beaches is important for humans as well. Anyone else sensing a pattern here?

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