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PSDS: Gulf Spill Recon Flight

Latest images from May 18th courtesy of WCU Program For the Study of Developed Shorelines.

Mary Flynn, detail of sea banner hanging

Me and you three; 2 years, 4 artists, 8 beaches

Beach Art

The exhibition showcases works by 4 island of Wight’s artists: Judes Crow, Annik Cullinane, Mary Flynn & Gerry Price. For the past 2 years these artists have made joint monthly visits to 8 island beaches.The result is an eclectic exhibition made cohesive by linking the marine environment to humanity.

MRSA Bacteria

MRSA: Bad Boy Bacteria; By Sharlene Pilkey

It used to be swimmers ear, (otis exterma,) and then it was swimmers itch (cercarial dermatitis) if you went to the beach, everybody got it at one time or another, but now there is a new bully bacteria hiding on supposedly pristine beaches world-wide.

THESEUS:Innovative technologies for safer European coasts in a changing climate

THESEUS is the largest Integrated Project funded by the European Commission (6,530,000 €) and consists of 31 partner institutes. The project will develop during the next four years a systematic approach to deliver both a low-risk coast for human use and healthy coastal habitats for evolving coastal zones subjected to multiple factors.

Sand mining company proposes expanding Stradbroke national parks

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The sand mining company Unimin is calling for large areas of Stradbroke Island off Brisbane to be declared national park as soon as possible.

BP Ordered to Use Less Toxic Chemicals in Oil Cleanup

The Environmental Protection Agency has ordered BP to use a less toxic chemical dispersants to break up the oil spill.

As Oil Begins Clogging Marshes, BP Admits Leak Bigger Than It Said

BP conceded today that more oil than it estimated is gushing into the Gulf of Mexico as heavy crude washed into Louisiana’s wetlands for the first time, feeding worries and uncertainty about the massive month-long spill.

Ancestors’ Bones Halt Sand Mining

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Greg McDonald says remains of his Ngati Wai ancestors from centuries ago lie on the Pakiri Beach seabed.

BP hopes to siphon up to half of oil in Gulf

BP said Monday it hopes to siphon as much as half of the oil leaking into the Gulf of Mexico. Meanwhile, scientists said they were concerned about the ooze reaching a major ocean current that could carry it through the Florida Keys.

Gulf oil spill: real disaster beneath the surface

New research suggests that huge plumes of oil might be spread at all levels of the water column, showing how much scientists don’t yet know about the complex Gulf oil spill.

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