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Romans had whaling industry, archaeological excavation suggests

Ancient whale bones have been found on three Roman fish processing sites close to the Strait of Gibraltar. Until the recent discoveries it was unclear whether the whales’ habitat had ever included the Mediterranean.

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Where River Meets Ocean

They exist all over the world, are among the most productive ecosystems on Earth and are home to a diverse array of wildlife. They also are essential to the global economy. They are estuaries — coastal embayments where fresh river water and salty ocean water meet.

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How Eating Seaweed Can Help Cows to Belch Less Methane

Emissions from the nearly 1.5 billion cattle on earth are a major source of methane, a powerful greenhouse gas. Now, researchers in California and elsewhere are experimenting with seaweed as a dietary additive. Farmers in ancient Greece and 18th-century Iceland deliberately grazed their cows on beaches.

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Beach Wheelchair Donation Allows Everyone to Enjoy the Sand

News
Jun
21

Accessibility to the beach is not always available to everyone but, a new initiative, called “S.E.A,” which stands for Safety, Environment and Activities is changing that. A local group, in Okaloosa County, Florida, is making it easier for everyone to get on the sand.

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Exploding lava creates new danger as Kilauea flows into the sea

News
Jun
19

A new video from the United States Geological Survey (USGS) shows explosions occurring in mid-air as lava flows into the ocean near the Big Island. They’re called “littoral explosions” and they occur when molten lava flows into cool ocean water.

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Surf, sand, and sun: International Surfing Day

Celebrate, News
Jun
16

Surfing is more than the physical act of riding waves. Many surfers are ocean-lovers and for them it can be a spiritual connection with Mother Nature, a place to seek solace. Surfers are inherent caretakers of the coast, stewards on the sand and advocates of the sea.

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A guide to Barcelona’s beaches

Even without its beaches, Barcelona would be one of Europe’s coolest destinations thanks to its groundbreaking food scene, unique architecture and legendary nightlife. But the cherry on the sundae is the three-mile strip of nearly continuous golden sand, which is so wired into its heart that it’s like the entire city’s backyard.

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Best US beaches for 2018

Celebrate, News
May
26

For 2018, Kapalua Bay Beach in Maui is No. 1, according to coastal sciences professor Dr. Beach.

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The best beaches on Cape Cod

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May
23

From open ocean expanses to quiet tidal beaches—all along the Massachusetts’coast.

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