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Chris Dollar: Eating oysters is a celebration of the simple joys of life | COMMENTARY

I took a slight detour from rockfishing recently to join my buddy to do some DIY oystering on the lower Bay. Masked up, I sat on the bow as he maneuvered his skiff out of the creek through fog-diffused first light toward an oyster bar he’d marked on his GPS. We idled past a marsh bank where we could hear voices —Youth Day waterfowlers perhaps? No way to tell if they were 50 or 500 yards away.

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MS - MSU Provides Aid to Coastal Regions Affected by Recent Hurricanes

Following the recent coastal impacts of Hurricanes Delta and Laura, Mississippi State University is reaching out to help affected families in numerous ways.

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NC - North Topsail Beach looks at paid parking, raising taxes to fund beach nourishment

North Topsail Beach has signed onto a federal beach nourishment project that will require the town to consider funding options.

Pacific Northwest
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OR - 50 years of Florence's (in)famous 'whale tale'

Nov. 12 marks the 50th anniversary of the globally recognized ‘Exploding Whale’

Northeast
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MA - Chesapeake Bay Commission: 40 years of collaborative cleanup

Rancor and partisan bickering may be de rigueur in politics these days, but the Chesapeake Bay Commission abides in a bubble of amicable collaboration.

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MD - Environmentalists Mourn Loss of Pioneering Bay Scientist

Dr. Michael Kemp, a longtime Eastern Shore scientist who was renowned for his research on estuary ecology, has passed away after a battle with Parkinson’s disease.

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CA - Humpback Whale Capsizes Kayak in California, Officials Say Two Women Are Lucky to Be Alive

Two women received an unexpected (and dangerous) visit on Monday — from a humpback whale that overturned their kayak off the coast of California.

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NC - Peterson Leaves Legacy of Coastal Science

MOREHEAD CITY – Noted coastal researcher, educator and environmental advocate Charles H. “Pete” Peterson of the University of North Carolina Institute of Marine Sciences died Saturday.

Great Lakes
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MI - Emmet County, Local Governments Pilot Statewide Coastal Training Program

PETOSKEY — Emmet County and other local governments this year are participating in a pilot program that may help provide resources and training to Michigan communities facing coastal erosion issues.

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FL - County will pursue eminent domain for two properties blocking beach renourishment project

Two properties with a single owner are holding up the multi-million dollar project designed to protect coastal areas from inundation during future storms.

Hawaii & Alaska
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HI - The Shark Keepers: How One Hawaiian Family Is Reclaiming Its Legacy

This father-and-son duo are pushing for more culturally sensitive methods for academic shark research. Will the University of Hawaii listen?

Northeast
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MA - Climate Change on a Local Level

In early September, the Coastal Resiliency Advisory Committee for Nantucket adopted September as Climate Change Awareness month, followed swiftly by a proclamation by Nantucket Select Board.

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Bangladesh - What Locally-Led Adaptation Looks Like

Monpura island became a widely known name across the country in 2009 after an eponymously titled Bangladeshi movie became a blockbuster hit in the cinemas. But Monpura was well known to people working in disaster management related fields.