Sand Dunes

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1. What is the correct order a sand dune is formed in (from coast in inland)

  • embryo dune, fixed grey dune, yellow dine
  • fixed grey dune, embryo dune, yellow dune
  • embryo dune, yellow dune, fixed grey dune
  • yellow dune, embryo dune, fixed grey dune
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2. What are blowouts evidence for?

  • over use by humans
  • over use by animals
  • biological weathering
  • longshore drift

3. What are the conditions for an embryo dune?

  • Mud
  • Dry
  • Windy and lots of rain
  • Wet in Winter, damp in Summer

4. In embryo dunes, how do plants adapt to the conditions?

  • Grow taller
  • By growing in a westerly direction
  • Developing long routes and thorny leaves
  • Develop long, smooth leaves

5. What species of plant are found in grey fixed dunes?

  • sea holly, red fescue
  • thistle, bramble, bracken
  • water mint, rushes and weeping willow
  • marram grass


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