Coastal Care

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Earth Hour: Dare the World to Save the Planet

Earth Hour: Dare the World to Save the Planet

We only have one planet. You can help protect it. Participate in the world’s largest single campaign for the planet: Earth Hour. It starts by turning off your lights for an hour at 8:30 pm on March 31, 2012 in a collective display of commitment to a better future for the planet.

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How to Read a Florida Gulf Coast Beach

How to Read a Florida Gulf Coast Beach

“Explore the geology of Florida’s Gulf Coast beaches, from a bird’s-eye view down to a crab’s-eye view, and you’ll learn how to recognize the stories and read the clues of these dynamic shores, reshaped daily by winds, waves, and sometimes bulldozers or dump trucks.” A book by Tonya Clayton, published by The University of North Carolina Press.

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Mission Blue: Coiba, Panama

Mission Blue: Coiba, Panama

Considered a precious jewel of the Pacific, Coiba National Park, located off the southwest coast of Panama, is made up of Coiba Island, 38 smaller islands and the surrounding marine areas within the Gulf of Chiriqui. The Mission Blue team, including oceanographer Sylvia Earle and Smithsonian senior scientists Hector Guzman, embarked on an expedition to draw attention to the importance of Coiba’s protection and explore its waters.

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Artists and Scientists to Study L’Île de la Passion

Artists and Scientists to Study L’Île de la Passion

Twenty artists and scientists from eight countries set sail Thursday for L’ Île de la Passion, or Clipperton Island, an isolated French atoll off Mexico’s Pacific coast, to investigate effects of climate change and the island’s history…

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Cradle of Flames

Cradle of Flames

We may tend to view fires as the bane of cities and wilderness areas, but they actually play an integral part in the evolution and ecology of the world’s “Mediterranean-type climate” regions: dry, temperate coastlands, that cradle and nurture world cities such as Los Angeles, Santiago, Cape Town, Perth and Athens.

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Australian Open Of Surfing: 2012

Australian Open Of Surfing: 2012

Pro surfing fans have much to look forward to this weekend as the Australian Open, making its debut on the shores of Sydney, is currently taking place until February 19th, 2012 at the revered Manly Beach, widely known as the birthplace of Australian surfing.

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Socotra: The Isle of The Dragonsblood

Socotra: The Isle of The Dragonsblood

Situated 250 miles off the coast of Yemen, Socotra is the largest member of an archipelago of the same name, a four-island ellipsis that trails off the Horn of Africa into the Gulf of Aden. Of stunning natural beauty and described as the most alien-looking place on Earth, Socotra, land of the rare Dragon Blood Trees, is of universal importance due to its unique biodiversity with rich and distinct flora and fauna.

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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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