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Kerguelen Islands

The islands are so remote and the landscape so harsh that they have also been called the “Desolation Islands.”

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Images reveal the stunning pink beaches around the world

There are a few destinations around the world where the beaches actually have a subtle shade of pink. The phenomenon is not caused by pollution or a trick of the light but rather, a micro-organism known as foraminifera.

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How surf lessons help deprived children in South Africa

Some of Cape Town’s more famous waves have been commandeered to facilitate a new community health project that uses the therapeutic benefits of surfing to help children who live in townships and who have been traumatised by violence, poverty and drugs.

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100 years ago: Gorgeous colours on the pebble beach

A child is the pure artist in collection. He needs no apology. The mere contemplating of his hoards, laying them out in array, counting and sorting, is amply enough joy for him. But we grown-ups are compelled to seek a plea of use, and, having found it, we may indulge our childishness.

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Why Is the Dead Sea So Salty?

Bordered by Jordan to the east and by Israel and Palestine to the west, the Dead Sea is a landlocked lake rather than a true sea, and is recognized as one of the saltiest bodies of water on Earth. NOAA estimates that the water in the Dead Sea is five to nine times as briny as seawater…

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A Turtle Saver, NC

Sea turtles that nest in North Carolina are listed as endangered species in part because many beaches have become dangerous or undesirable places for nesting. One of the biggest issues is light pollution.

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Young artists get creative to help keep beaches clean

A community arts collaboration between the Town of Nags Head, NC and High School students the OBCan project, is in its sixth year. New galvanized steel trash cans festooned with the students’ creative artwork are being placed at several public beach accesses along 11 miles of oceanfront. Vibrantly-colored designs draw beach with the expectation that trash will more likely find its way into the containers if they are eye-catching.

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The Barents Sea Abloom

The chlorophyll contained in phytoplankton often shows up in natural-color images as a green hue in the ocean’s surface waters.

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Meet the Very Venomous Portuguese Man-of-War

They look like a discarded balloon. They’re actually a bubble full of agony. You’ll want the skinny on these dangerous beauties if you encounter one on your summer beach day…

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