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When lightning strikes the beach, it vaporizes the sand ⁠— and makes these glass tubes

Nihiwatu Beach, Sumba, Indonesia

When lightning strikes the beach or desert, the electricity vaporizes the sand in less than a second, creating a geological phenomenon you might have to see to believe.

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Most parents want kids to learn about climate change, but most schools don’t teach it

A new study paints a glaring divide between what parents want their kids to learn in school and what’s actually being taught. According to a new poll conducted by NPR and Ipsos, more than 80 percent of parents are in favor of teaching of climate change in school.

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“Beach Robbers”; By Charles O. Pilkey

“Beach Robbers”, is a book chapter written and illustrated by Charles O. Pilkey, excerpted from “The Magic Dolphin: A Young Human’s Guide to Beaches, Sea Level Rise and Living with the Sea” by Charles O. Pilkey with Orrin H. Pilkey.

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Children living on Indonesia’s coast get free goggles to enjoy – and save – precious reef

Indonesia’s maritime affairs minister has come up with an unconventional way to help preserve precious reefs from marine pollution: distribute boatloads of free goggles to children in the archipelago’s remote coastal regions. She wants to give next generation ‘the eyes’ to appreciate the marine world.

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Dead or alive? 3 ways to spot the difference between a live sand dollar and souvenir

Have you ever scoured the beach hunting for that perfect sand dollar to take home as a souvenir? Or perhaps plucked one of them out of the water? It could’ve been alive.

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Like human societies, whales value culture and family ties

In a detailed genetic kinship study, an international team is the first to reveal that just like human societies, beluga whales appear to value culture and their ancestral roots and family ties.

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The Magic Dolphin; A Book By Charles O. Pilkey With Orrin H. Pilkey

A lighthearted, beautifully illustrated children’s book that tells the story of two kids who rescue a stranded dolphin, caught in a fish net. The grateful dolphin rewards the kids by taking them on an adventurous, world-encircling journey, teaching them along the way about global warming, sea level rise, beach erosion and other challenges facing the sea.

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Surfing from Saturn, A video

A video by 12 year old avid surfer, Drake Epstein.

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Shoreline lessons – how beach trips boost learning

For the past five years, Beach Schools South West has been travelling all over Devon, UK, to enable children of all backgrounds to experience outdoor learning.

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