Experimental Plots (IMAGE) Virginia Institute of Marine Science Caption The researchers use experimental plots like this one in Port Aransas, Texas to study how tropical cyclones impact coastal ecosystems. Image was taken in October 2017 following Hurricane Harvey's August 25 landfall. Note the debris, marine wrack, and sediment deposited along the shoreline. Credit Rachael Glazner, Texas A&M University. Usage Restrictions Credit must be given to the creator. No derivatives or adaptations of the work are permitted. License CC BY-ND Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.