Coastal Care

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Day: August 2, 2018

Chile moves to protect Easter Island by limiting tourism

Chile moves to protect Easter Island by limiting tourism

Tourists visiting Chile’s Easter Island will face new restrictions for traveling and staying on the island, Chile authorities have said. The move is aimed at protecting both the natural environment and island heritage.

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How Do Marine Mammals Avoid the Bends?

How Do Marine Mammals Avoid the Bends?

Unlike previously thought, deep-diving whales and other marine mammals can get the bends—the same painful and potentially life-threatening decompression sickness that strikes scuba divers who surface too quickly. A new study offers a hypothesis of how marine mammals generally avoid getting the bends and how they can succumb under stressful conditions.

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Scientists draw new connections between climate change and warming oceans

Scientists draw new connections between climate change and warming oceans

In a new study, researchers suggest if contemporary global carbon emissions continue to rise, the future of many fish species in our oceans could be at risk.

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What is a red tide?

What is a red tide?

Harmful algal blooms pop up nearly every summer, turning coastal waters red and creating problems for marine life and humans.

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Taking stock of the world’s sandy beaches

Taking stock of the world’s sandy beaches

About 31 percent of the world’s coastlines are sandy. Africa has the highest proportion of sandy beaches (66 percent) and Europe has the lowest (22 percent). Researchers found that beaches in Australia and Africa have experienced more erosion than growth. The opposite is true on all other continents, where beaches are generally growing…

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