Just Washed In

The artist who’s happy with all his work being washed away

The California tide soon washes away work by Andres Amador – but for the artist, that is part of the point.

Can 475 ‘sand cubes’ protect Capo Beach, CA from further erosion?

Erosion, News

An estimated 475 sand cubes — 3-by-3-foot white plastic bags filled with sand — were being stacked next to one another along the eroding Capo Beach, CA where strong waves, high tides and a rising sea level have battered the area for years.


Global warming disrupts recovery of coral reefs

The damage caused to the Great Barrier Reef by global warming has compromised the capacity of its corals to recover, according to new research.

80 Percent of New Arctic Sea Ice Melts Before Leaving Russian Coast

The northern coast of Russia is largely considered the most important spot for the formation of new sea ice in the Arctic Ocean. But scientists have discovered that 80 percent of this new sea ice now melts before it can leave coastal waters, up from 50 percent in 2000.

Coral study traces excess nitrogen to Maui wastewater treatment facility

A new method for reconstructing changes in nitrogen sources over time has enabled scientists to connect excess nutrients in the coastal waters of West Maui, Hawaii, to a sewage treatment facility that injects treated wastewater into the ground.


Marine heat waves threaten the survival of dolphins and other mammals

A marine heat wave in Western Australia that had lasting impacts on dolphin populations may be a disturbing sign of things to come, according to a new study. The researchers have determined that climate change will have more devastating consequences for marine mammals than what was previously realized.

Hamelin Bay Beach, Australia

Visitors to the Margaret River region head here to see stingrays up close, yet often fail to notice the fantastic rock formations protruding from the earth along the beach’s southern end.

Pregnant whale washed up in Italian tourist spot had 22 kilograms of plastic in its stomach

News, Pollution

The carcass of a pregnant sperm whale that washed up in Sardinia, Italy, last week had 22 kilograms (49 pounds) of plastic in its stomach, and was carrying a dead fetus, the country’s environment minister and a marine life non-profit organization said.

“Écume”; By Santa Aguila Foundation

“Écume”, is an image from Santa Aguila Foundation.

Terraces and Towns; By Gary Griggs

The geologic history of California’s north coast is evident in the typically steep relief and coastal landforms. This is an area where a drive along much of the narrow lanes of State Highway One along the often steep coast is always an adventure and where it’s never wise to take your eyes off the road for very long. Most of the beaches occur at the mouths of the coastal streams.

Coastal Care junior
The World's Beaches
Sand Mining
One Percent