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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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Students Reviving Mangrove Wetlands, Bahamas

Students participated in a pilot programme called the Bahamas Awareness of Mangroves (BAM), a project about mangrove education and restoration.

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All the Way to the Ocean, The Movie

Joel Harper’s beloved book is now an animated movie featuring the talents of acclaimed actors, award winning musicians, and dedicated activists; including Amy Smart, Ben Harper, Burning Spear, Jack Johnson, Joel Harper, Marcia Cross, and Xavier Rudd. The movie artfully tackles non-point source pollution in an entertaining and immersive way that children and adults will find engaging!

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What’s up with the black sand at Ocean Beach, San Francisco?

Many locals have a same reaction when large swirling patches of black sand cover Ocean Beach: they call the city reporting an apparent oil spill. But in fact, the sand is anything but dirty and is made up of a really cool iron ore derivative called magnetite.

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