Category Archives: Celebrate

Parley for the Oceans


Bleu Belize, II; By Santa Aguila Foundation — Coastal Care ©
“The unprecedented plastic waste tide plaguing our oceans and shores, can become as limited as our chosen relationship with plastics, which involves a dramatic behavioral change on our part…”— Coastal Care

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Founded by Cyrill Gutsh in 2012, Parley for the Oceans is a collaboration network for creators, thinkers and leaders.

Parley for the Oceans addresses major threats towards our oceans, the most important ecosystem of our planet.

“We believe the power for change lies in the hands of the consumer – given we all have a choice – and the power to shape this new consumer mindset lies in the hands of the creative industries.

Artists, musicians, actors, filmmakers, fashion designers, journalists, architects, product inventors, and scientists have the tools to mold the reality we live in and to develop alternative business models and ecologically sensible products to give us earthlings an alternative choice, an everyday option to change something.

To succeed, we need to find ways to synchronize the economic system of humankind with the ecosystem of nature. And make environmental protection fiscally lucrative for pacesetting major companies.

Parley has been created to accelerate a process of change that is already in progress. No other big movement in the history of humankind has developed faster than the environmental cause. We want to make sure we are fast enough to meet the ultimate deadline and turn the ship around before we lose a treasure we have only just started to explore and still don’t fully understand: the fantastic blue universe beneath us — The Oceans.”

Learn More, Parley (01-30-2020)

Pipe Dream – II; By Sean Davey

By © Sean Davey
Image originally published on February 1st, 2014
In celebration of Coastal Care’s 10 years Anniversary, we are republishing an acclaimed selection of the most popular Photo Of the Month contributions.

“Sean Davey first picked up a Kodak 126 Instamatic camera after school one afternoon in late October of 1977, to photograph a tiny perfect wave at his home beach. Little did he know at the time that it would develop into a lifelong obsession that would take Sean many, many places, in pursuit of his chosen craft of photography.

Fast forward some 30 years and Sean is now a veteran of the surf scene. Widely published in several countries, a career that has spawned more than a 140 magazine covers along the way. When not in Hawaii, shooting the north shore, Sean often leads exploratory photo expeditions to many of the worlds more “out of the way” surf zones…” —About Sean Davey Photography

Sean Davey Photography

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“Our Deepest Gratitude And Thanks To Our Talented And Inspiring Photo Of The Month Photographers Contributors.”
—Santa Aguila Foundation – Coastal Care

To Our Contributors


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Our deepest gratitude and thanks to our talented and inspiring Beach Of The Month authors and Photo Of The Month photographers contributors.
—Santa Aguila Foundation – Coastal Care

Contributors for Beach of the Month

Contributors for The Photo of the Month

Steve McCurry
“Weligama, Sri Lanka.” © All rights reserved. Photograph courtesy of © Steve McCurry for Coastal Care’s Photo Of The Month, May 2013.

Light Leak – II; By Ray Collins

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“Light Leak.” All rights reserved. © Ray Collins

By© Ray Collins
Image originally published on: June 1st, 2015

“The relationship between water and light has fascinated me since i was a child. I would put my arms around my mother’s shoulders and she would glide underwater. I can still see the beams of light bending and shimmering.

As time went on I developed a close relationship with the pacific, spending my mornings and afternoons and any free time at all there.

The ocean has taught me many life long lessons. Two of them enabled me to make this image, Patience and Respect.”—Ray

Ray Collins Photo

In celebration of Coastal Care’s 10 years Anniversary, we are republishing an acclaimed selection of the most popular Photo Of the Month contributions.

“Our Deepest Gratitude And Thanks To Our Talented And Inspiring Photo Of The Month Photographers Contributors. —Santa Aguila Foundation – Coastal Care”

Survivors’ tales part of the art in Superstorm Sandy exhibit

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Photo source: ©© Hunter Desportes

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The stories of people who survived Superstorm Sandy, scrawled in their own handwriting, are an integral part of a new art exhibit remembering the deadly storm and the devastation it caused seven years ago. The “Just Beachy After Sandy” exhibit at Monmouth University in New Jersey is on display through early December…

Read Full Article; ABC News (10-27-2019)

Sandy Reminds Us of Coastal Hazards, by Robert Young

As the climate warms, we are ‘primed’ for worse storms than Sandy; Science Daily (10-06-2016)
With the climate warming and the sea level rising, conditions are ripe for storms deadlier and more devastating than Sandy that put more people at risk. If damaging storms become more frequent, retreat from areas with mounting repetitive losses will become a topic of discussion…

A Year After Sandy, The Wrong Policy on Rebuilding the Coast, by Robert Young Yale 360 E (10-31-2013)