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As sand is deposited onto the east coast of Fraser Island, it is blown up the beach and creates the first dunes called fore dunes. Generally, vegetation such as spinifex grasses stabilise the sand and prevent it from moving inland. If there has been a disturbance in the vegetation, the sand will be pushed across the island by the wind forming a “U shaped” dune system called a Parabolic dune. Parabolic dunes move in giant “sand waves” across the island covering over older dune systems that may have been previously stabilised by vegetation. It is common to see dead trees sticking out the top of the sand on these dunes.

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