Coastal Care

Our mission is to raise awareness of and mobilize people against the ongoing decimation of coastlines and oceans around the world.

IN MEMORIAM

Keep learning with science activities that kids and families can do at home

Keep learning with science activities that kids and families can do at home

With lots of kids home from school, here’s a quick roundup of NOAA’s most popular educational resources to help you safely hunker down while learning about the ocean and atmosphere. As well as some ideas from the UNEP, on how to teach them about the plastic pollution problem.

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Costa Rica – II; By Nancy Opitz

Costa Rica – II; By Nancy Opitz

In celebration of Coastal Care’s new decade, we are republishing an acclaimed selection of the most popular Photo of the Month contributions.

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Ships’ emissions create measurable regional change in clouds

Ships’ emissions create measurable regional change in clouds

Years of cloud data over a shipping route shows that pollution from ships has significantly increased the reflectivity of the clouds. The results suggest that industrial pollution’s effect on clouds has masked about a third of the warming due to fossil fuel burning since the late 1800s.

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Scientists predict the size of plastics animals can eat

Scientists predict the size of plastics animals can eat

A team of scientists at Cardiff University has, for the first time, developed a way of predicting the size of plastics different animals are likely to ingest.

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7,000 gallons of sewage from San Onofre nuclear plant spills a mile into the ocean

7,000 gallons of sewage from San Onofre nuclear plant spills a mile into the ocean

Officials at Southern California Edison, the plant’s operator, said the sewage amounted to a “non-radiological release” that entered the ocean through a conduit from Unit 2 at the facility.

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California: Some beaches stay open, others shut down – why coastal closures are varying during coronavirus response

California: Some beaches stay open, others shut down – why coastal closures are varying during coronavirus response

As various government agencies navigate uncharted waters, each stretch of sand may have different protocols when it comes to coastal access.Part of the confusion is caused because different government agencies have control over various stretches of the coast.

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Ocean species are shifting toward the Poles

Ocean species are shifting toward the Poles

Concentrations of marine animal populations have been shifting away from the equator and toward the poles during the course of the past century, according to one of the most comprehensive analyses of marine species distributions to date.

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California Supreme Court rejects suit to make Martins Beach public

California Supreme Court rejects suit to make Martins Beach public

This case represents a big clash between two rights: private property and free access to California’s coastline.

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Our Ocean Backyard – Collected Essays – Volume 2; By Gary Griggs

Our Ocean Backyard – Collected Essays – Volume 2; By Gary Griggs

Like the first volume of essays, this second volume explores curious ocean questions. Gary’s stories, which draw upon our rich history of ocean exploration and discovery, are written for anyone with an interest in the oceans.

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SAF Video

Beach of the Month

Photo of the Month

Plastic Pollution

Sand Wars – United Nations-GEA

Sand Mining Detrimental Effects

The World’s Beaches

Coastal Care Junior

NASA – Fly along with NASA’s fleet of Earth science missions and observe Earth from a global perspective in an immersive, 3-D environment.

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