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North Topsail Beach, NC: before and after hurricane Florence


Topsail Beach is an engineered beach, which gives it greater access to recovery funds from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). It is facing an expense of about $6.4 million for Florence repair to the berms. Full beach restoration will cost about $17 million.

Pages of the Sea: Nationwide project remembers soldiers who fell during Great War


It was the most ephemeral of tributes, yet all the more poignant for it. This morning, under the cloak of darkness and scored only by the sound of waves lapping on sand, hundreds of volunteers took to beaches across the British Isles to take part in a unique commemoration of those who gave the ultimate sacrifice.

The Caribbean island of Mayreau could be split in two due to erosion

After years of erosion by the waves, people living on Mayreau, an island in the southern Grenadines, are confronted with the real possibility that the sea will split their island in two, and destroy its world famous Salt Whistle Bay.

Marine Protected Areas overlook a large fraction of biodiversity hotspots

Around 75 percent of marine biodiversity in Finnish waters is left unprotected, reveals a performance assessment of the country’s current Marine Protected Area network. Increasing protection by just 1 percent in the most biodiverse areas could double conservation of the most important species.

Study tracks severe bleaching events on a Pacific coral reef over past century

A new study has uncovered the history of bleaching on a reef in the epicenter of El Nino, revealing how some corals have been able to return after facing extreme conditions.

Pine Island Glacier Quickly Drops Another Iceberg

Calving that used to happen about every six years has become a near-annual event.

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Cruise ship to provide ‘$2.1m undertaking’ after Great Barrier Reef spill

News, Pollution

Carnival Australia has been compelled to provide a “$2.1m undertaking” after spilling 28,000 litres of liquid food waste into the Great Barrier Reef’s protected waters.

We made plastic. We depend on it. Now we’re drowning in it.

No one knows how much unrecycled plastic waste ends up in the ocean, Earth’s last sink.

Decline in shorebirds linked to climate change, experts warn

Climate change could be responsible for a substantial decline in populations of shorebirds, say researchers from the Milner Centre for Evolution at the University of Bath, following a study published in Science analysing population data over a period of 70 years.

Modern slavery promotes overfishing

Labour abuses, including modern slavery, are ‘hidden subsidies’ that allow distant-water fishing fleets to remain profitable and promote overfishing, new research from the University of Western Australia and the Sea Around Us initiative at the University of British Columbia has found.

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