Beach Ecology Journal Questions 1. Draw a beach profile and label at least 3 parts of it. 2. Describe why sea oats are important to the formation of dunes. 3. What are the 3 ways sand is transported? Describe 1 of those 3 ways. 4. What are two attempts people have made to reduce erosion on Tybee’s beaches? 5. How do barrier islands help protect Georgia’s coast? 6. Name 3 organisms that can be found on the beach.