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It’s not exactly a silver lining in the nearly colossal loss of sand and dunes north of the Flagler Beach pier in the last few weeks. But it’s something. As the sea sheared off layer after layer of sand, it emerged: an old, gnarly anchor, its invisible metal roiled in barnacles and coquina, but its shape still stately and unmistakable, as if still ready but for chains, in Herman Melville’s phrase, “to cast anchor in the deep.”
Southampton (United States) (AFP) – In the Hamptons, New York's playground for the rich and famous, a Native American tribe is battling with the latest threat to what's left of its traditional land: climate change.
Multiple studies have examined the effects of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill on coastal marsh shoreline erosion. Most studies have concluded that the spill increased shoreline erosion (linear retreat) in oiled marshes by ~ 100–200% for at least 2–3 years. However, two studies have called much of this prior research into question, due to potential study design flaws and confounding factors, primarily tropical cyclone influences and differential wave exposure between oiled (impact) and unoiled (reference) sites.
Local marine stewardship initiatives and ocean defenders are at the forefront of ocean sustainability efforts, yet often receive insufficient recognition and support. We make five recommendations to bring greater attention and support to local marine stewardship and ocean defenders in research, policy, practice, and funding.
Antarctica's coastal glaciers are shedding icebergs more rapidly than nature can replenish the crumbling ice, doubling previous estimates of losses from the world's largest ice sheet over the past 25 years, a satellite analysis showed on Wednesday.
These vents are located off Mexico's western coast.
On Monday, I wrote here about how the Great Barrier Reef is defying predictions of its own demise, bouncing back from a mass bleaching event last year to show the greatest vegetation cover in 37 years of observations.
On 22 August 2014, Science published the Research Article “Chemically mediated behavior of recruiting corals and fishes: A tipping point that may limit reef recovery” by D. Dixson et al. (1). Science has been made aware of data manipulation accusations pertaining to this paper.
Last week, Sens. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) and Angus King (I-Maine) tabled the Arctic Commitment Act, a bipartisan bill to improve U.S. Arctic security.
Calls to address social equity in ocean governance are expanding. Yet ‘equity’ is seldom clearly defined. Here we present a framework to support contextually-informed assessment of equity in ocean governance.
Collecting data to improve fish counts, monitor environmental health, and help to protect native fish species.
The nesting was reportedly made possible through a beach 'renourishment' project that began in 2015.
(The Center Square) — Louisiana officials are touting state incentives for a $198.5 million carbon capture project at an Ascension Parish chemical plant, despite evidence and experts suggesting it's a questionable investment.
Endangered sharks, rays and skates in the Mediterranean are more frequently caught in protected than in unprotected areas, according to research published Tuesday highlighting the need for better conservation for critically threatened species.
Knowledge provided by local stakeholders such as non-governmental organizations, academics, civil servants, journalists, and fishers can be valuable for evaluating the effectiveness of countries' marine protected areas (MPAs).
PASS CHRISTIAN, Miss. — Beach crews have found the first sea turtle nest on the Mississippi mainland in four years.
Sean Connell, Professor, Program Director of Stretton Institute, Program Director of Environment Insitute, University of Adelaide, Dominic McAfee, Postdoctoral researcher, marine ecology, University of Adelaide, Christine Crawford, Senior research fellow in marine biology, University of Tasmania, Ian McLeod, Professorial Research Fellow in Marine Biology, James Cook University, and Chris Gillies, Adjunct Associate Professor in marine ecology, James Cook University
The Hydrospatial Data Collection Approach in Morro Bay
If approved by Congress, Tybee Island will be able to ask for federal funds for coastal resiliency projects for the next 12 years.
India has launched the massive ocean mission "Samudrayaan" to solve the mysteries buried deep within the oceans. Read further to know more details.
Segmented worms and ‘gummy squirrel’ among strange creatures documented for first time
LOS ANGELES, Aug. 5 (Xinhua) -- The federal investigation into the historic toxic waste dumpsites off the coast of Los Angeles and Catalina, an island southwest of the second largest U.S. city, exposed a far more extensive spread of DDT and other toxic chemicals than anyone had previously estimated.
Leaving the nearby village of Rhosllanerchrugog on a country lane going north you’d be forgiven for thinking the trees and fences around you were anything but ordinary. However a sign on a green palisade fence reveals the truth: “DANGER. FORMER WASTE TIP. ENTRY PROHIBITED”.
VICKSBURG, Miss. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Engineering With Nature (EWN) program was recently recognized by the U.K. Environment Agency.
BRUNSWICK – Loggerhead sea turtle nesting in Georgia hit a new high this week as the big reptiles beat their modern-day best for most nests on the state’s beaches.