Amy Green, 90.7 WMFE, Oct. 11, 2017

Satellite Beach is a small community established by rocket scientists near Kennedy Space Center, on the barrier island between the Atlantic Ocean and 156-mile Indian River Lagoon. Here surfers paddle beyond the break hoping to catch a wave.

For Satellite Beach the waves are a draw and threat. John Fergus has lived here for nearly 40 years. He says the beach is disappearing.

“If there was nothing built on the beach as the sea level rises it would just tear down the dune. That sand helps to bolster the beach. And it would just naturally move.”

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