Coastal Care

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Category: Beach of the Month

Isla Arena: Where did this refuse come from? Marine anthropogenic litter on a remote island of the Colombian Caribbean sea

Isla Arena: Where did this refuse come from? Marine anthropogenic litter on a remote island of the Colombian Caribbean sea

On the Colombian continental shelf, 12 km SW of the municipality of Galerazamba, Department of Bolívar, is the northern-most island of the Colombian Caribbean: Isla Arena. Despite being remote and uninhabited, this island is being affected by one of the most persistent problems in the marine environment: Marine Anthropogenic Litter

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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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The Greek islands and their beaches; By Gary Griggs

The Greek islands and their beaches; By Gary Griggs

The Eastern Mediterranean, including dozens of Greek islands, have a complex geologic history. This area has been the site of both a primitive ocean that existed 250 million years ago that preceded the present day Mediterranean Sea, and also an area where several very large tectonic plates have been converging for eons.

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Skara Brae Beach, Scotland: Thoughts on the Short and Long of Sea-Level Rise; By William J. Neal

Skara Brae Beach, Scotland: Thoughts on the Short and Long of Sea-Level Rise; By William J. Neal

Perceptions based on the present bias our perception of the past and future. A static view of our environment is misleading. The human association with water, particularly shorelines, is a case in point. We do not perceive the history of place, and globally we occupy sites as if they are unchanging, not realizing that in fact they are of high risk.

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To Our Contributors

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

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Kamchia-Shkorpilovtsi Beach, Bulgaria – II; By Rob Young, Margarita Stancheva & Hristo Stanchev

Kamchia-Shkorpilovtsi Beach, Bulgaria – II; By Rob Young, Margarita Stancheva & Hristo Stanchev

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

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Anegada, British Virgin Islands – II ; By Andrew Cooper

Anegada, British Virgin Islands – II ; By Andrew Cooper

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

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The end of the world’s most famous beaches – II ; By Orrin H. Pilkey and J. Andrew G. Cooper

The end of the world’s most famous beaches – II ; By Orrin H. Pilkey and J. Andrew G. Cooper

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

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Santa Veronica Beach, Atlantico, Caribbean coast, Colombia: A model of small community, beach loss, wrong responses; By Nelson Rangel-Buitrago, Adriana Gracia & William J. Neal

Santa Veronica Beach, Atlantico, Caribbean coast, Colombia: A model of small community, beach loss, wrong responses; By Nelson Rangel-Buitrago, Adriana Gracia & William J. Neal

Santa Veronica is one of numerous recreational beach developments along Colombia’s Caribbean Coast most sharing a similar history of shoreline retreat, perceived as shoreline erosion, and the attempt to hold the shoreline in place through the use of shore-hardening structures.

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