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Contributors for Beach of the Month

Contributors for Beach of the Month

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      • Johnny Abegg
          1. South West National Park, Tasmania –

        2011-06

      • Jeanette C. Arkle
          1. A Tale of Two Beaches: Tompire Bay, NE Trinidad; By Jeanette C. Arkle, William J. Neal & John C. Weber –

        2015-08 & 09

      • Jon C. Boothroyd
          1. Glacial Outwash Plain Shoreline, South-Central Iceland; By Albert C. Hine, Jon C. Boothroyd & Dag Nummedal –

        2013-08

      • Tonya D. Clayton
          1. Caladesi Island, Florida –

        2013-02

      • Andrew Cooper:
          1. Virginia Beach, USA—

        2009-04

          1. Cedar Island, NC—

        2009-05

          1. Assawoman Island, VA—

        2009-06

          1. Fire Island, NY—

        2009-07

          1. Kashima Beach, Japan—

        2009-11

          1. Anegada, British Virgin Islands—

        2010-01

          1. Black Rock, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa—

        2010-03

          1. Forsol, Hammerfest, Norway—

        2010-09

          1. The islands of the Outer Hebrides, Scotland—

        2011-01

          1. Duhram Coast, England—

        2011-05

          1. Jurmala Beach, Latvia—

        2012-01

          1. Moto One, Tubai, French Polynesia—

        2012-05

          1. Romo Island, Denmark—

        2013-04

          1. Balneário Dunas Altas, Southern Brazil—

        2015-04

          1. Pongara Beach, Gabon; By Andrew G.Cooper & Orrin H. Pilkey —

        2016-07 & 08

          1. The end of the world’s most famous beaches; By Andrew G.Cooper & Orrin H. Pilkey —

        2017-07 & 08

      • George Crozier
          1. Dauphin Island, AL; By George Crozier & John Dindo –

        2014-11 & 12

      • Cecelia Dailey
          1. Charleston’s vulnerable future, through the eyes of an artist –

        2011-11

          1. Morris Island Lighthouse & the Moving Beach –

        2012-02

          1. Ancient La Caleta, Spain –

        2013-01

          1. Asilah, Morocco: A Coastal Town Seeking Modernity –

        2015-06 & 07

          1. Cape San Blas, Florida –

        2015-11

          1. Cape Romain – Part 1: Decoding the structure of Cape Island –

        2016-02

          1. Part 2: Excursions in Cape Romain –

        2016-03

          1. Captain Sams Spit, Kiawah Island –

        2016-04 & 05

          1. Big Talbot Island’s Blackrock Trail –

        2019-06

      • Richard A. Davis, Jr.
          1. Anclote Key, Florida –

        2013-09

      • John Dindo
          1. Dauphin Island, AL; By John Dindo & George Crozier –

        2014-11 & 12

      • Carter DuVal
          1. An Ancient Beach With Modern Subway Cars- 16 Fathoms Down To Take This Train; By Art Trembanis, Nicole Raineault & Carter DuVal –

        2013-06

      • Charles W. Finkl
          1. East Florida’s Barrier Islands: Natural vs. Man-Made –

        2014-02

      • Chip Fletcher
          1. Kailua, O’ Ahu Island, Hawaii –

        2011-03

      • Adriana Gracia
          1. Te Pito O Te Henua shore (Rapa Nui or Easter Island): a remote and mysterious place with rare beaches; By Adriana Gracia, Nelson Rangel-Buitrago & William J. Neal –

        2018-03 & 04

          1. Santa Veronica Beach, Atlantico, Caribbean coast, Colombia: A model of small community, beach loss, wrong responses; By Adriana Gracia, Nelson Rangel-Buitrago & William J. Neal –

        2019 07 & 08

      • Helena Granja
          1. Belinho Beach, NW Portugal: An Example of Rapid Beach Change; By Helena Granja & José.L.S. Pinho –

        2015-10

      • Adam Griffith
          1. Elwha Beach, WA; By Robert Young & Adam Griffith –

        2010-05

          1. Faroe Islands, Shetland –

        2012-12

      • Gary Griggs
          1. Monterey Bay, California: Beach Sand Mining from a National Marine Sanctuary –

        2014-09

          1. The Colors Of Beach Sand –

        2015-01

          1. Isle of Skye – Coral Beach, Scotland –

        2015-12

          1. Bowling Ball Beach, Mendocino Coast, California –

        2016-09

          1. Beach cusps: shoreline symmetry –

        2016-11 & 12

          1. Englands’ Jurassic Coast –

        2017-01 & 02

          1. The natural bridges of Santa Cruz County –

        2017-05 & 06

          1. The rugged coast and black sand beaches of the Azores –

        2017-11 & 12

          1. California’s Coastal Harbors, Beach Compartments and Sand Dredging –

        2018-09 & 10

          1. Terraces and Towns –

        2019-03 & 04

        1. Coastal armoring and disappearing beaches-
      • 2020-04 & 05

    • Miles O. Hayes
        1. Sand Beaches Of The Northeast Coast Of Saudi Arabia; By Miles O. Hayes & Jacqueline Michel –

      2014-03 & 04

    • Brock Hesselsweet
        1. Changing Beaches, Changing Uses, Mystery Structures: Rosy Mound Park, Lake Michigan, U.S.A; By Brock Hesselsweet, William Neal & Peter Wampler –

      2016-06

    • Albert C. Hine
        1. Glacial Outwash Plain Shoreline, South-Central Iceland; By Albert C. Hine, Jon C. Boothroyd & Dag Nummedal –

      2013-07 & 08

    • Carl Hobbs
        1. Gloucester Point, Virginia –

      2013-05

    • Chester W. Jackson Jr.
        1. Cumberland Island National Seashore, Georgia USA; By Chester W. Jackson Jr. & Carol Ruckdeschel –

      2012- 07 & 08

    • Andrew Jalbert
        1. Beyond Preservation: The Coral Restoration Foundation Bonaire –

      2018-07 & 08

    • Eddie Jarvis
        1. Washaway Beach, Cape Shoalwater –

      2013-10

        1. Sebastian Inlet, Florida –

      2011-04

    • Joseph T. Kelley
        1. Marconi Station, Cape Cod –

      2009-12

        1. Jasper Beach, Machiasport, Maine –

      2011-02

        1. Caminada Headland, Louisiana –

      2011-10

        1. Quendale Beach, Shetland, UK –

      2012-11

        1. Volunteer Beach, Falkland Islands –

      2014-06

        1. Newfoundland’s Sandy Beaches: A Glacial Legacy; By Joseph T. Kelley & William J. Neal –

      2018-02

    • Pablo A. Llerandi-Román
        1. Playa Mar Chiquita, Puerto Rico –

      2012-04

    • Norma Longo
        1. Perranporth Beach, Cornwall –

      2013-12 & 2014-01

        1. St. Ninian’s Tombolo, Shetland, Scotland –

      2015-03

        1. Dog Island, Florida; By Norma Longo & Orrin H. Pilkey –

      2016-01

        1. Presque Isle Lake Erie, Pennsylvania; By Norma Longo & Orrin H. Pilkey –

      2016-10 & 11

        1. Sandbagging at the Shore: North Carolina’s Coastal Sand Bags and Political Sandbaggers; By Norma J. Longo, William J. Neal & Orrin H. Pilkey –

      2017-03 & 04

        1. Torrevieja, Spain –

      2018-01

        • A Special Beach: Nauthólsvík Geothermal Beach, Iceland; By Norma J.Longo & Orrin H. Pilkey —

      2019-01 & 02

    • Carlos Loureiro
        1. Cabanas Velhas, Algarve, Portugal –

      2011-12

    • Owen K. Mason
        1. Cape Espenberg, Alaska –

      2013-03

    • Earle F. McBride
        1. D-Day’s Legacy Sands, Omaha Beach; By Earle F. McBride & M. Dane Picard –

      2012-06

    • By Katie McDowell Peek
        1. Padre Island National Seashore, Texas –

      2012-09

        1. Isles Bay Beach, Montserrat; By Katie Peek & Robert Young –

      2012-03

    • Jacqueline Michel
        1. Sand Beaches Of The Northeast Coast Of Saudi Arabia; By Miles O. Hayes & Jacqueline Michel –

      2014-03 & 04

    • William J. Neal
        1. Four-Mile Beach, Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia, Canada –

      2010-12

        1. Colombian Pacific Beaches at the Mouth of Bahia de Buenaventura; By William J. Neal & Orrin H. Pilkey –

      2011-07 & 08

        1. Cemeteries In The Sea; By William J. Neal & Orrin H. Pilkey –

      2013-11

        1. Beaches of Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, Michigan; By William J. Neal & Gregory C. Wilson –

      2014-10

        1. What the Sands Tell Us: a Look Back at Southeastern US Beaches; By William J. Neal & Orrin H. Pilkey –

      2015-05

        1. A Tale of Two Beaches: Tompire Bay, NE Trinidad; By William J. Neal, John C. Weber & Jeanette C. Arkle –

      2015-08 & 09

        1. Changing Beaches, Changing Uses, Mystery Structures: Rosy Mound Park, Lake Michigan, U.S.A; By William Neal, Peter Wampler & Brock Hesselsweet –

      2016-06

        1. Sandbagging at the Shore: North Carolina’s Coastal Sand Bags and Political Sandbaggers; By William J. Neal, Norma J. Longo & Orrin H. Pilkey –

      2017-03 & 04

        1. Colombia’s Tayrona National Natural Park: A Caribbean Coast Gem; By William J. Neal & Nelson Rangel-Buitrago –

      2017-09 & 10

        1. Newfoundland’s Sandy Beaches: A Glacial Legacy; By William J. Neal & Joseph T. Kelley –

      2018-02

        1. Te Pito O Te Henua shore (Rapa Nui or Easter Island): a remote and mysterious place with rare beaches; By William J. Neal, Nelson Rangel-Buitrago & Adriana Gracia –

      2018-03 & 04

        1. Santa Veronica Beach, Atlantico, Caribbean coast, Colombia: A model of small community, beach loss, wrong responses; By William J. Neal, Nelson Rangel-Buitrago & Adriana Gracia –

      2019 07 & 08

    • Dag Nummedal
        1. Glacial Outwash Plain Shoreline, South-Central Iceland; By Albert C. Hine, Jon C. Boothroyd & Dag Nummedal –

      2013-08

    • Dane Picard
        1. D-Day’s Legacy Sands, Omaha Beach; By Earle F. McBride & M. Dane Picard –

      2012-06

    • Charles O. Pilkey
        1. Beach Robbers, 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 –

      2018-12

    • Orrin H. Pilkey
        1. South Nags Head, NC –

      2010-02

        1. Beachfront Development along the Pacific Coast of Colombia: A good thing? By Orrin H. Pilkey & William J. Neal –

      2012-10

        1. Cemeteries In The Sea; By Orrin H. Pilkey & William J. Neal-

      2013-11

        1. What the Sands Tell Us: a Look Back at Southeastern US Beaches; By Orrin H. Pilkey & William J. Neal –

      2015-05

        1. Dog Island, Florida; By Orrin H. Pilkey & Norma Longo –

      2016-01

        1. Pongara Beach, Gabon; By Orrin H. Pilkey & Andrew G.Cooper —

      2016-07 & 08

        1. Presque Isle Lake Erie, Pennsylvania; By Orrin H. Pilkey & Norma Longo –

      2016-10 & 11

        1. Sandbagging at the Shore: North Carolina’s Coastal Sand Bags and Political Sandbaggers; By Orrin H. Pilkey, Norma J. Longo & William J. Neal-

      2017-03 & 04

        1. The end of the world’s most famous beaches; By Orrin H. Pilkey & Andrew G.Cooper —

      2017-07 & 08

        1. A Special Beach: Nauthólsvík Geothermal Beach, Iceland; By Orrin H. Pilkey & Norma J. Longo —

      2019-01 & 02

    • Sharlene Pilkey
        1. A Wave of Toxic Green Beaches, Saint-Michel-en- Greve, Brittany, France –

      2009-10

    • José L.S. Pinho
        1. Belinho Beach, NW Portugal: An Example of Rapid Beach Change; By José.L.S. Pinho & Helena Granja –

      2015-10

    • Nicole Raineault
        1. An Ancient Beach With Modern Subway Cars- 16 Fathoms Down To Take This Train; By Art Trembanis, Nicole Raineault & Carter DuVal –

      2013-06

    • Nelson Rangel-Buitrago
        1. Colombia’s Tayrona National Natural Park: A Caribbean Coast Gem; By Nelson Rangel-Buitrago & William J. Neal –

      2017-09 & 10

        1. Te Pito O Te Henua shore (Rapa Nui or Easter Island): a remote and mysterious place with rare beaches; By Nelson Rangel-Buitrago, William J. Neal & Adriana Gracia –

      2018-03 & 04

        1. Management Strategies for Coastal Erosion Processes –

      2018-06

        1. Santa Veronica Beach, Atlantico, Caribbean coast, Colombia: A model of small community, beach loss, wrong responses; By Nelson Rangel-Buitrago, William J. Neal & Adriana Gracia –

      2019 07 & 08

    • Carol Ruckdeschel
        1. Cumberland Island National Seashore, Georgia USA; By Chester W. Jackson Jr. & Carol Ruckdeschel –

      2012- 07 & 08

    • Aurofilio Schiavina
        1. Pondicherry-Tamil Nadu, India –

      2010- 08

    • Hugh Shipman
        1. West Point, Seattle, WA –

      2010-11

    • Andrew Short
        1. Eighty Mile beach, North Western Australia –

      2010-10

    • Hristo Stanchev
        1. Kamchia-Shkorpilovtsi Beach, Bulgaria; By Hristo Stanchev, Rob Young & Margarita Stancheva –

      2014-05

    • Margarita Stancheva
        1. Kamchia-Shkorpilovtsi Beach, Bulgaria; By Margarita Stancheva, Rob Young & Hristo Stanchev –

      2014-05

    • Art Trembanis
        1. An Ancient Beach With Modern Subway Cars- 16 Fathoms Down To Take This Train; By Art Trembanis, Nicole Raineault & Carter DuVal –

      2013-06

    • John C. Van Leer
        1. A Tsunami Sculpted Beach, Sermermiut Beach, Jacobshaven Icefjord World Heritage Site, South of Ilulissat, Western Greenland; By Harold R. Wanless & John C. Van Leer –

      2014-07 & 08

    • Peter Wampler
        1. Changing Beaches, Changing Uses, Mystery Structures: Rosy Mound Park, Lake Michigan, U.S.A; By Peter Wampler, William Neal & Brock Hesselsweet –

      2016-06

    • Harold R. Wanless
        1. A Tsunami Sculpted Beach, Sermermiut Beach, Jacobshaven Icefjord World Heritage Site, South of Ilulissat, Western Greenland; By Harold R. Wanless & John C. Van Leer –

      2014-07 & 08

    • John C. Weber
        1. A Tale of Two Beaches: Tompire Bay, NE Trinidad; By John C. Weber, William J. Neal & Jeanette C. Arkle –

      2015-08 & 09

    • Gregory C. Wilson
        1. Beaches of Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, Michigan; By Gregory C. Wilson & William J. Neal –

      2014-10

    • Blair & Dawn Witherington
        1. Jekyll Island, Georgia –

      2011-09

    • Robert Young
        1. Elwha Beach, WA; By Robert Young & Adam Griffith –

      2010-05

        1. Walton County, FL –

      2010-05

        1. Isle Grd Terre, LA; By Robert Young & Adam Griffith –

      2010-06

        1. Isles Bay Beach, Montserrat; By Robert Young & Katie Peek –

      2012-03

        1. Kamchia-Shkorpilovtsi Beach, Bulgaria; By Rob Young, Margarita Stancheva & Hristo Stanchev –

      2014-05


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