Coastal Care

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

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Jekyll Island, Georgia; By Blair & Dawn Witherington

Jekyll Island, Georgia; By Blair & Dawn Witherington

Jekyll Island is a 12-kilometer long ark meeting the Atlantic Ocean as part of the Georgia coastline, southeastern US. The island is an exquisite exemplar of coastal processes, both geological and human-influenced. By Blair and Dawn Witherington.

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Seashells of Georgia and the Carolinas

Seashells of Georgia and the Carolinas

With simple organization, this guide tells the individual stories of 213 shelled mollusks using descriptive accounts, distribution maps, and 244 color photographs. Shells are presented as beachcombers are likely to find them. A book by Blair and Dawn Witherington, published by Pineapple Press.

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Kelp Farming Is On Its Way

Kelp Farming Is On Its Way

The Norwegian coastline, including all its islands, is twice as long as the Equator, thus possesses huge areas suitable for cultivating seaweed and kelp, and could provide two billion litres of kelp-based fuel a year, in a 15 million tons worldwide kelp-based industry. However, stricts quotas would need to be implemented as kelp forests are important nursery and feeding grounds for a wide range of invertebrates and fish…

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Greenpeace calls on new Japan PM to delay school start for Fukushima kids

Greenpeace calls on new Japan PM to delay school start for Fukushima kids

Greenpeace called on the Japan’s incoming Prime Minister to delay the September 1st opening of schools in Fukushima City, after a Greenpeace radiation monitoring team found dose rates exceeding international safety standards.

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Irene Aftermaths : Floodings And Deaths

Irene Aftermaths : Floodings And Deaths

Causing unprecedented flooding in several states, post-tropical storm Irene has killed 40 people in the US, and authorities are warning that flooding could continue for up to three days in northern states. USGS scientists are already assessing landslide potential for areas in the path of Hurricane Irene’s rainfall.

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USGS In the Surge Sampling for Nutrients, Sediment, E. coli, and Pesticides

USGS In the Surge Sampling for Nutrients, Sediment, E. coli, and Pesticides

As Hurricane Irene has left her mark along the East Coast, USGS crews are sampling water for pesticides, E. coli, nutrients, and sediment to document water quality in areas affected by the hurricane.

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Toxic Algae Still Turns Brittany’s Beaches Green

Toxic Algae Still Turns Brittany’s Beaches Green

One year after the French Government launched a National Plan Against Green Algae, toxic seaweed which have accumulated on beaches in Brittany, are still causing great problems along the country’s coastlines. All summer long, there have been constant and costly efforts to remove tons of toxic algae from beaches, but no sooner than the seaweed is removed, more grows.

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Hurricane Irene Opens New Inlets on Hatteras Island

Hurricane Irene Opens New Inlets on Hatteras Island

Personnel from the Program for the Study of Developed Shorelines (PSDS) are actively surveying the North Carolina coast following the passage of Hurricane Irene. Center Director Dr. Rob Young completed a surveillance flight of the northern Outer Banks Sunday morning and filed a first report of storm impacts.

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Plastic Pollution

Sand Wars – United Nations-GEA

Sand Mining Detrimental Effects

The World’s Beaches

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