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Pacific Northwest
Recreation

OR - Why Do So Many Ignore Oregon Coast Wave Warnings? Answer is Uneasy Reality

When the big waves come, so does a tsunami of viral videos of bad behavior and sheer disregard for safety. This season's run of awful videos was gut wrenching and frustrating. Still, it started me thinking more about that behavior. While the most recent tragedy where two children were lost to waves was not a result of willful disregard (it was more likely a freak wave), there were an unbelievable array of storm vids showing a complete recklessness.

International
Recreation

Neanderthals collected shells at the beach, just like us

Archaeologists have found a collection of seashells and volcanic rock once owned by Neanderthals in Grotta dei Moscerini in central Italy.

Southeast
Recreation

FL - Exploring the Secrets of the Mangroves

The 2020 Marco Speaker Series presented by the Audubon of the Western Everglades (AWE) was held at Mackle Park on Wednesday, January 8th, 2020. It was led by biologist Ryan Young on Florida’s Mangroves and their Importance in the Environment.

Mid-Atlantic
Recreation

NC - Coastal Studies Institute’s ‘Science on the Sound’ explores Outer Banks at turn of the 20th century

ECU Integrated Coastal Programs and the Coastal Studies Institute (CSI) are hosting a lecture on the Outer Banks at the turn of the 20th century as part of its “Science on the Sound” lecture series.

Northeast
Recreation

NJDEP Provides $13.5 Million to Address Harmful Algal Blooms

TRENTON, NJ — The NJ Department of Environmental Protection is making $13.5 million in funding available for local projects to improve water quality and help prevent, mitigate and manage harmful algal blooms in lakes and ponds, building upon the state’s HAB response strategy announced by Gov. Phil Murphy in November.

Great Lakes
Recreation

WI - Believe it or not, people surf on Lake Michigan in winter. One Milwaukee man is making surfboards out of coffee sacks to keep the water clean.

You might be surprised to learn surfing is increasingly popular on the Great Lakes. In fact, some enthusiasts plunge into Lake Michigan any chance they get, any time of year.

West Coast
Recreation

CA - New American Girl doll Joss is a local — a Huntington Beach surfer girl

Jessica Anderson’s phone has been blowing up. Friends and family want to know if she has heard: The latest American Girl doll is a surfer girl named Joss from Huntington Beach.

Pacific Northwest
Recreation

WA - Washington could soon have an official state clam

Washington may soon have an official state clam. A new proposal filed in the Washington State Legislature suggests designating the Pacific razor clam as the official clam of the state of Washington.

Northeast
Recreation

MA - Study seeks to predict shark locations

The sky was winter gray, but researchers took advantage Friday of a relatively rare day with calm seas and little wind to retrieve 18 acoustic shark detection buoys off the Outer Cape and another eight or nine in Cape Cod Bay.

International
Recreation

IR - Coastal Rowing in Northern Ireland Revival Continue

County Down has become an important centre for coastal rowing with clubs dotted around Strangford Lough and the Ards Peninsula. This is very much a community-based activity with skiffs active at Strangford, Portaferry, Portavogie, Donaghadee, Dundrum, Killyleagh, Sketrick, Strangford, and Kircubbin. There is also rowing at Ardglass and Ballywalter.

West Coast
Recreation

Cool Marine Life Video: Gray Whales Spotted Playing With Dolphins, Sea Lions Off Dana Point

Whale-watchers off Dana Point got the Christmas gift of a lifetime last week when a trio of gray whales was spotted frolicking with scores of dolphins and sea lions.

Northeast
Recreation

MA - Guest column by Nick DeLuca: ‘The Greatest Beach’ a Smithsonian favorite

Ethan Carr prefers to visit Cape Cod in the winter. The off-season, argues the professor of Landscape Architecture at UMass Amherst, is an opportunity to bask in the cultural and natural character of the Cape. But defining what exactly that character is has long been subject to debate.

Coastwide
Recreation

Carissa Moore And Caroline Marks Excited To Represent Team USA And Surfing At 2020 Olympics

Carissa Moore arrived on the World Surf League Championship Tour in 2010. The 27-year-old has seen the WSL and sport radically transform over the past decade, and she hopes that will continue as surfing makes its debut on the world’s biggest stage next summer at the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo.

Coastwide
Recreation

Boost Surfing Creates World’s First Electric Fin for Surfboards

Today, Boost Surfing, creator of the first electric fin for surfboards, announced the launch of its Kickstarter campaign and the opening of pre-orders for the world-first surfing electric Fin.

Coastwide
Recreation

Sailors urged to support Trash Tuesday to help fight again plastic pollution

Cruisers around the world are being urged to join the Trash Tuesday initiative to try and tackle ocean pollution

Southeast
Recreation

FL - Surfing group gives Florida a 'D' for coastal management

A nonprofit surfing and conservation group gave Florida a "D" in coastal management, because the state keeps allowing homes too close to the ocean, relies too much on seawalls and beach renourishment to guard them, and is ill-prepared for sea-level rise.

International
Recreation

TAKE A LOOK: Massive 'super-groups' of whales are travelling along SA's West Coas

Large super-groups of Humpback whales, reaching as many as 150 per group, are gathering off Dassen Island, some 45 kilometres south of Saldanha Bay.

West Coast
Recreation

California Love: Impressive Northeast Pacific Low = Solid Surf

A low dropping southeastward from the Aleutians yesterday delivers a solid run of WNW swell for the Golden State to kickstart December.