Avalon Harbor @ Santa Catalina Island by Jim Luttjohann.

AUGUST 2022 – News from Our Coasts

8/23/2022 - COASTAL NEWS FOR AUGUST Updates from US Harbors In September we celebrate International Coastal Clean Up Day on the 17th by participating in clean up events. All month gatherings will take place on beaches and in other coastal areas all over the world in order to collect debris and help… SEE MORE
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Harmful Effects of Airborne Red Tide in New Study

8/22/2022 - By Stefania Lugli. Researchers from the Roskamp Institute found new evidence suggesting that airborne exposure to red tide could have neurological impacts — especially for those with a previous history of migraine or chronic fatigue syndrome. While respiratory symptoms are well-documented during red tide blooms, neurological symptoms haven't been examined… SEE MORE
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New Study Highlights Speed of Pacifica’s Erosion

8/19/2022 - By Grace Scullion. Rising sea levels are eating away the California coast, and a recent study found that the cliffs in Pacifica are among those crumbling the fastest. The study, published by Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California, San Diego, used data of cliff erosion between 2009-2011… SEE MORE
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Extreme Heat Uncovers Lost Villages, Ancient Ruins and Shipwrecks

8/17/2022 - By Kevin Simauchi. In an eerie twist, volatile weather and heat-induced drought are unearthing glimpses of lost archaeological treasures and forgotten history. Extreme heat this year has triggered wildfires, drought and melting glaciers. Less expectedly, it’s also revealed some weird and dark things about our past—shipwrecks, corpses, ghost villages, ornamental… SEE MORE
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Draft Plan to Develop On-Demand Fishing

8/15/2022 - By NOAA. Today, NOAA Fisheries is releasing its draft Ropeless Roadmap: A Strategy to Develop On-Demand Fishing for public input. The report describes the current state of on-demand, or “ropeless,” fishing and outlines a path for increasing adoption of this technology in commercial fisheries in the Northwest Atlantic Ocean. The Roadmap… SEE MORE
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Record Amount Of Seaweed In The Caribbean

8/5/2022 - By Dánica Coto. SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Near-record amounts of seaweed are smothering Caribbean coasts from Puerto Rico to Barbados, killing fish and other wildlife, choking tourism and releasing stinky, noxious gases. More than 24 million tons of sargassum blanketed the Atlantic in June, shattering the all-time record,… SEE MORE
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NOAA: Protecting Georgia’s Coast with Oyster Reefs

8/5/2022 - By NOAA. Two projects assisting oyster reef habitat restoration that will protect Georgia’s saltwater marshes and coastline. With a depleting shoreline and rising sea levels, scientists in coastal Georgia have been looking to further protect their shorelines with the restoration of oyster reef habitats. Restoring oyster reef habitats has been… SEE MORE