At the back of a gently sloped beach lie a row of sand dunes. A few grains of sand blow along the shore, but the five-meter-high dunes appear solid. But hidden up in the trees, time-lapse cameras reveal a much different story.
Mapping the large islands of the BC Central Coast on foot would be nearly impossible. High-tech strategies, such as aerial photos, are better, but still limited. Hakai researchers have spent the last four years taking it to the next level: lasers.