Levi Clancy, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons

Beaches Open, Despite Failed Water Quality Tests

7/21/2022 - By MacKenzie Elmer. Even though San Diego beaches are failing water quality tests after public health officials implemented a new, more sensitive testing technology, the County of San Diego is leaving them open. At least, open to interpretation. Summer beach closures cascaded over Imperial Beach and Coronado like never before… SEE MORE
Brownsville, WA. Submitted by Norman Monson.

July 2022 – News from Our Coasts

7/18/2022 - COASTAL NEWS FOR JULY Updates from US Harbors In August we honor the dedication and courage of the United States Coast Guard. The Coast Guard traces its founding to an act of Congress on August 4, 1790, which is why on this day we celebrate the courageous work of these service… SEE MORE
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How Scientists Are Working to Restore Kelp Forests

7/15/2022 - By Elizabeth Devitt. Hidden beneath the waterline, the world’s kelp forests grow along more than one-quarter of all seacoasts, supporting a richness of biodiversity that naturalist Charles Darwin believed could rival that of tropical rainforests. But also unseen, these critical habitats are vanishing due to warming ocean currents, pollution, overharvesting… SEE MORE
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Thor’s Well: The Mysterious Hole in the Pacific

7/13/2022 - By Christine Childress. Once considered one of Oregon’s great mysteries, Thor’s Well is a bowl-shaped hole carved into the basalt shoreline of Cape Perpetua. Also known as the Drainpipe of the Pacific, the seemingly bottomless well perpetually fills and drains throughout the day. During high tide, water shoots out the… SEE MORE