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World Oceans Day: Tomorrow June 8th

Celebrate, News
Jun
7

Our planet’s biggest celebration of the ocean is held every June 8th. The UN official designation of World Oceans Day is an opportunity to raise global awareness of the current challenges faced by the international community in connection with the oceans.The aim is to challenge participants to view ocean protection as a way of life. The 2011 Theme is: “Our oceans: greening our future”

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Break the Grip of the Rip®

News
Jun
6

With vacation season on the horizon, NOAA and partners are alerting beach-goers to the threat of rip currents and how to prevent drowning from their strong and potentially fatal grip. June 5-11 is National Rip Current Awareness Week.

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Space Station Gets Unprecedented Views of Earth Coasts

News
Jun
5

Advanced technology aboard the International Space Station is now providing unprecedented new views of the planet’s coastlines.

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Rising sea levels endangering Australia’s World Heritage-listed Kakadu wetlands

A study released by Australia Government, finds that Kakadu National Park, a protected northern territory, half the size of Switzerland, is one of Australia’s “natural ecosystems most vulnerable to the impacts of climate change”, with higher oceans being a “serious risk” to its ecosystem.

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EPA Begins Monitoring Summer Monitoring to Protect Area Beaches, Coastal Waters

News, Pollution
Jun
2

With the beginning of the beach season, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is undertaking a beach and harbor protection program to safeguard beaches and bays in New Jersey and New York and protect the health of the people who enjoy them.

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Queen Anne’s Revenge’s Anchor Recovered Off NC Coast

News
May
28

Archaeologists recovered the first anchor from what’s believed to be the wreck of the pirate Blackbeard’s flagship off the North Carolina coast.

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Mediterranean Sea Invaded by Hundreds of Alien Species

More than 900 new alien species have been encountered in the coastal environments of the eastern Mediterranean Sea in recent decades.

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Exploring The Hidden Coastal World of The Maritime Maya

Celebrate, News
May
23

Explorers are searching a wild, largely unexplored and forgotten coastline for evidence and artifacts of one of the greatest seafaring traditions of the ancient New World, where Maya traders once paddled massive dugout canoes filled with trade goods from across Mexico and Central America. A goal of the exploration is to enable Mexico to better protect and preserve its coastal and submerged cultural resources.

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The Birth of an Ecomovement: Namibia’s Coastal Parks

Celebrate
May
20

In 1990 newly independent Namibia became one of the world’s first nations to write environmental protection into its constitution. A narrative and photo gallery, from National Geographic Magazine.

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