What was this beach construction project?
February 17, 2010 4:23 PM Subscribe
On the beach I visited in Cancun, there was a continuous construction project, and I'd like to know what they were doing/the process involved.
posted by agregoli to Technology (7 answers total)
is a photo of what we called, "The Worm." These sausage-link type tubes were left out to sea for a few days, and then brought onto the shore, where men spent many hours trying to separate them (they were bolted together). The tubes would sit for a long while, and then eventually were lifted up individually and moved.
Was this a sand replacement strategy? My family postulated that they were pumping up sand from off-shore to place on the beach but we never could get a vantage point to confirm this. Even if this was the case, I'd like to get some insight as to how this process would work. Thanks for your help in pointing us in the right direction...