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NASA: U.S. Coastlines Could Experience a Foot of Sea Level Rise Within 30 Years

Sea levels along U.S. coastlines could rise as much as 12 inches above today’s waterline by 2050, according to NASA researchers.

International
Aquaculture

World - A new Progressive Management Pathway for improving seaweed biosecurity

The rapid expansion and globalization of the seaweed production industry, combined with rising seawater temperatures and coastal eutrophication, has led to an increase in infectious diseases and pest outbreaks. Here, we propose a novel Progressive Management Pathway for improving Seaweed Biosecurity.

International
Advocacy

World - COP15: Why the world needs a new deal to protect nature

The UN summit, taking place in Canada this December, aims to finalise a new global agreement to halt and reverse nature loss by mid-century.

International
Property

USA - Munich Re estimates 2022 storm losses at $110bn, of which $65bn insured

Reinsurer Munich Re has estimated that, following the 2022 North Atlantic hurricane season, overall losses from all storms amounted to around US $110 billion, with insured losses in the magnitude of $65 billion.

International
Engineering

Video: The ONE Trust – World’s First Ship To Be Equipped With Wind Deflector

This weekend, a vessel of the Japanese company ONE (Ocean Network Express) made its first port of call equipped with a new device: a wind deflector on the bow. One Trust is the only of a series of six 20,170 TEU container ships to be equipped with this device.

International
Aquaculture

UK - Sewage dumps by water firms could 'wipe us out' says oyster farmer suing the government

Oysterman Tom Haward is taking ministers to court for failing to tackle water firms' sewage dumping

International
Science

UK - Dormant microbes can ‘switch on’ to cope with climate change

The results, led by a team at Imperial College London and published today in eLife, have important implications for predicting the impact of global warming on ecosystems.

International
Science

World - Seagrass crucial to stemming the tide of coastal erosion

The sea devours large tracts of land when storms wash sand out to sea from the coast. In a new study involving a researcher from the University of Gothenburg has shown that seagrass can reduce cliff erosion by up to 70% thanks to its root mats binding the sand.

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Science

AUS - Mangroves: Environmental guardians of our coastline

They are the salt-tolerant shrubs that thrive in the toughest of conditions, but according to new UniSA research, mangroves are also avid coastal protectors, capable of surviving in heavy metal contaminated environments.

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Tourism

MEX - A Deep Dive with Sharks in Mexico's Sea of Cortez: Then and Now

How wildlife is fighting to thrive in the Mexican sea, which captured the hearts of Jacques Cousteau and John Steinbeck.

International
Aquaculture

World - Aquaculture accounts for more and more of global fish supply

Around 49% of the world's supply of fish, crustaceans and molluscs was farmed rather than caught in 2020, up from 13% in 1990.

International
Engineering

World - Innovative "Vacuum Cleaner" Collects Rare Metals from the Sea Floor

In the midst of increased demand, the mining industry is looking for innovative ways to obtain rare metals such as nickel, cobalt, copper, and manganese for renewable energy systems and electronics.

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Science

World - Satellites cast critical eye on coastal dead zones

Scientists have found a new and better way to use remote sensing to understand where coastal dead zones are and predict changes.

International
Science

World - The Other Endangered Frontier of Subsea Mining: Brazil's Blue Amazon

You might not have heard of the Blue Amazon, but it’s the part of the ocean owned by Brazil. Otherwise known as Brazil’s exclusive economic zone (EEZ), it covers an area of 3.6 million square kilometers, equivalent to half of the Amazon rainforest.

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Science

World - ‘Common’ Dolphins on Israeli Coastline Decreased by 40% in Last 5 Years

It’s still unclear what factors have led to the dramatic decline in the number of dolphins, which were formerly commonly found across the entire Mediterranean

International
Waterways

World - Stepping up to decarbonise the maritime industry

In recent years, shipping’s emissions have come under more scrutiny than ever before. COP26 was a standout event for shipping, where it featured high on the agenda, and discussions resulted in strong pledges from many attendees.

International
Tourism

UK - Ground-breaking survey highlights importance of sea and coast to people in Wales

People in Wales believe that visits to the sea and coast support their mental and physical well-being, according to the findings of a survey focussed on people’s relationship and understanding of our oceans.

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Science

NZ - Vehicles on beaches causing damage to ecosystem, wildlife

Coastal care groups and local government agencies are all repeating the same message – vehicles on beaches cause damage to the natural character of our coastline.

International
Advocacy

ISL - Israel rushes to protect marine life as Mediterranean warms -

ROSH HANIKRA MARINE RESERVE, Israel (AP) — Between the cliffs and crags of Israel’s submerged prehistoric coastline, a Mediterranean ecosystem is surging back to life.

International
Engineering

Cook Isl - Weighing up the alternatives in protecting the Cooks from coastal erosion: Where to next?

Avana Harbour on the eastern side of Rarotonga has been in the spotlight this week as residents awoke on Monday to find a digger dredging in the narrow stretch of water. Al Williams investigates what this project is all about.

International
Engineering

UK - Visual evidence the 'reef balls' on Thames River are working

New London ― If you’re standing on the northern end of the Connecticut College waterfront with your back to the freight railroad tracks, the view is of 150 wiffleball-shaped concrete balls in rows running parallel to the shore, with an unusual shift in the low-tide mark partway up the rows.

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Science

World - Ray of hope? One place where reef manta rays are thriving

In a rare piece of good news in the marine world, scientists have found one place where reef manta rays are thriving.

International
Engineering

NZ - Ocean miner completes controversial Pacific trials

The Canadian miner, the Metals Company, has announced the completion of a controversial deep sea bed mining trial in the Pacific.

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