The mission of the Santa Aguila Foundation is to raise awareness of and mobilize people against the ongoing decimation of coastlines and oceans around the world.

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Great Barrier Reef suffers worst-ever coral bleaching

Great Barrier Reef suffers worst-ever coral bleaching

Australia’s Great Barrier Reef has suffered its most widespread coral bleaching on record, scientists said, in a dire warning about the threat posed by climate change to the world’s largest living organism.

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Coastal pollution reduces genetic diversity of corals, reef resilience

Coastal pollution reduces genetic diversity of corals, reef resilience

A new study found that human-induced environmental stressors have a large effect on the genetic composition of coral reef populations in Hawai’i.

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Stay inside, the world is healing

Stay inside, the world is healing

With humans under lockdown, nature has taken over the earth as skies have begun to clear, wild animals are reclaiming their turf. Empty roads and beaches are being taken over by wild animals.

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Category 5 tropical cyclone wreaked havoc on Vanuatu

Category 5 tropical cyclone wreaked havoc on Vanuatu

Tropical Cyclone Harold made landfall on the Pacific island nation. By midday, Harold was a category 5 storm with sustained winds of approximately 215 kilometers (135 miles) per hour near its center, making it one of the strongest storms ever to hit the nation.

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The Impressive changes of Cartagena’s bay

The Impressive changes of Cartagena’s bay

As a consequence of the confinement measures and beaches closures in Colombia, the Cartagena Bay’s waters are now crystalline.

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Seychelles designates huge new marine reserve

Seychelles designates huge new marine reserve

The 210,000-square-kilometre (81,000-square-mile) zone — an area equivalent to nearly half of the Black Sea – is intended to protect both the sea and the archipelago’s economy.

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Go-ahead for mining on ten West Coast beaches, South Africa

Go-ahead for mining on ten West Coast beaches, South Africa

South Africa’s Environment Minister Barbara Creecy has dismissed most of the appeals against the approval in 2019 of vastly expanded beach mining operations on the West Coast north of the Olifants River.

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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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Coastal armoring and disappearing beaches; By Gary Griggs

Coastal armoring and disappearing beaches; By Gary Griggs

Coastal erosion or retreat is a natural ongoing process that has only become a problem because people have built structures or infrastructure in areas exposed to wave attack and erosion. Beaches, dunes, bluffs and cliffs are all temporary features that will continue to be shaped by wave, wind and tidal forces as well as a rising sea level.

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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

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