“Nourishing” the Sea Island beach

The only objection I would have is to the assertion that the consultant, Oertel, had “determined” anything. It is not possible to make a determination about something that has not yet happened. All anyone can do is make informed predictions based on the assumption that prior behavior will be repeated.
In fact, the eastern Sea Island shore has continued to erode, nor has the expected continued elongation towards a merger with Saint Simons Island materialized. Instead, largely as a result of groins having increased turbulence, Sea Island sands have migrated to the sandbar off East Beach, where nascent vegetation is anchoring a new island, providing both habitat and foraging success for migrating birds.