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Mexico lays giant 'geotubes' to prevent beach erosion

Mexico is deploying giant 'geotubes' along some of its beaches to help protect shorelines damaged by sand erosion, strong winds and flooding.

The cylindrical tubes, which are constructed from specially engineered textiles, can stretch for over two kilometres along the coast.

Margarita Rodriguez reports.

  • 02 Mar 2012