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Coastal management and restoration of our planet's coastlines with a particular focus on California, Louisiana and the Pacific.  Emphasizing wetland restoration, aspects of agriculture in the coastal plain, fisheries, dealing with coastal hazards, and effective governance.
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Welcome to Coastal Restoration

Welcome to Coastal Restoration | Coastal Restoration | Scoop.it

Welcome to our curation site for all things coastal management-related.

 

Here you will find an array of stories, media, factoids, and updates on current events spanning a range of coastal and marine issues.  While we are interested in a great many things, most of these entries center upon our work to document, restore, and conserve coastal ecosystems and improve the overall management of these incredible, dynamic parts of our planet.

 

In particular, you'll find postings that reflect our deep, continuing interest in:

 

- riparian, wetland, beach, & reef restoration

- improved Coastal Zone Management 

- coastal agriculture/food systems

- sustainable fisheries management

- working ports & harbors

- vibrant ocean economies

- coastal ecology & natural history

- coastal energy production

- oil spills

- water quality & ecotoxicology in the coastal zone

- historical coastal perspectives & relationship to our world ocean



If any of these posts whet your appetite, you might also be interested in some of our other research, teaching, and updates:
 
- Pirate Lab's home (links to our various blogs): http://piratelab.org/
- Coastal Management podcasts: http://bit.ly/2z4oiTw
- YouTube videos (lectures, field, & lab videos): http://bit.ly/2gA7Wa9
- RestoringNOLA twiter feed: https://twitter.com/RestoringNOLA


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Rites of Summer, One Welcome, One Not

Rites of Summer, One Welcome, One Not | Coastal Restoration | Scoop.it
The start of a Bristol Bay fishing season is always an enervating mix of excitement and uncertainty, but for the past decade-plus, a larger uncertainty has loomed: the proposed, but still theoretical, Pebble Mine, a massive open pit mine that would sit near the headwaters of Bristol Bay’s river systems and
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Science Graphic of the Week: Monitoring Ocean Waves From Space

Science Graphic of the Week: Monitoring Ocean Waves From Space | Coastal Restoration | Scoop.it
THE RADAR INSTRUMENTS on some satellites can be used to gather all sorts of interesting information.
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Remote sensing from satellites can visualize ocean waves!

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Trump Commits US to Expanding Efforts to Clean Up Ocean Litter

Trump Commits US to Expanding Efforts to Clean Up Ocean Litter | Coastal Restoration | Scoop.it
President Donald Trump signed legislation Thursday committing the United States to expand efforts to clean up nearly 8 million metric tons of litter polluting the world’s oceans. 
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Save Our Seas Act has will help clean the ocean in what President Trump calls, “a very unfair situation”.
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Satellite photos show devastation left by Hurricane Michael

Satellite photos show devastation left by Hurricane Michael | Coastal Restoration | Scoop.it
Photos from a variety of satellites reveal a Florida Panhandle that was pummeled by Hurricane Michael, one of the most powerful U.S. storms on record.
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Raja Ampat

Raja Ampat | Coastal Restoration | Scoop.it
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rzQ4IuB2wmw Our planet still has exceptional wildlife. But one must travel far to witness some of the last remaining unspoiled areas. Arriving in Sorong brought back old memories of my last visit and it felt so right. After our very first day of diving, before setting sail south to Misool, we visited a small beautiful island.…
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CNW | Government of Canada protects new marine area off Vancouver Island

CNW | Government of Canada protects new marine area off Vancouver Island | Coastal Restoration | Scoop.it
VANCOUVER, Sept. 13, 2018 /CNW/ - The Government of Canada is committed to significantly increasing the amoun
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Canadian government has protected new habitat on its pacific coast. The new protected area is 11546 km located off the northwestern tip of Vancouver Island.
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Climate change: IPCC report warns rapid changes needed to stem catastrophic global warming

Climate change: IPCC report warns rapid changes needed to stem catastrophic global warming | Coastal Restoration | Scoop.it

Holding global warming to a critical limit would require "rapid, far-reaching and unprecedented changes in all aspects of society," says a key report from the global scientific authority on climate change.


"Global net emissions of CO2 would need to fall by 45% from 2010 levels by 2030 and reach net zero around 2050 in order to keep the warming around 1.5 degrees C"

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Florida’s Panhandle coast devastated by historic Hurricane Michael

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Coastal impact, damage from Michael may be much worse than Opal in 1995 and Eloise in 1975 - AccuWeather.com

Coastal impact, damage from Michael may be much worse than Opal in 1995 and Eloise in 1975 - AccuWeather.com | Coastal Restoration | Scoop.it
Michael may end up causing similar or worse damage along the Florida Panhandle when compared to 1995's Opal and 1975's Eloise.
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Florida is dealing with one of the worst magnitudes of hurricanes it ever has before. The state has never experienced a hurricane of this magnitude, a category 4. It is the first hurricane in history to  make landfall over the Big Bend area of Florida's coast.
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Florida coastal communities begin recovery after Hurricane Michael

Florida coastal communities begin recovery after Hurricane Michael | Coastal Restoration | Scoop.it
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The coastal communities hit by the category 4 hurricane Michael have a long road ahead of them. This article goes into how they plan on recovering from the hurricane.
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Environmental group finds at least 10 decapitated goats in Atlanta-area river

Environmental group finds at least 10 decapitated goats in Atlanta-area river | Coastal Restoration | Scoop.it
Chattahoochee Riverkeeper tells news outlets nearly a dozen goat carcasses were discovered Wednesday. Riverkeeper Jason Ulseth says he found them while patrolling the area in an effort to stop sources of pollution.
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Salads recalled for salmonella, listeria risk - AOL News

Salads recalled for salmonella, listeria risk - AOL News | Coastal Restoration | Scoop.it
Suppliers in Fla., Calif., Washington, Oregon and Texas have recalled mixed salads sold at retailers that include Trader Joe's, Walmart, and Whole Foods.
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You would think stores like trader joes and whole foods would be a little better at managing where they get their food.
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Will red tide kill manatees, dolphin, sea turtles on Treasure Coast?

Will red tide kill manatees, dolphin, sea turtles on Treasure Coast? | Coastal Restoration | Scoop.it
The toxic algae bloom caused a massive fish kill, but a large marine mammal die-off depends on factors such as size, duration and concentration.
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Idaho Fish and Game official draws heat for posing with animals he killed during Africa hunting trip

Idaho Fish and Game Commissioner Blake Fischer is being criticized for posting pictures of himself on a game hunt in Africa. The pictures depict him posing with a giraffe and a family of baboons he killed.
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Another example of the windows tweeters and posters give to their inner/non-public lives via social media.
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Congress allows parks program to expire over the weekend

Congress allows parks program to expire over the weekend | Coastal Restoration | Scoop.it
The lapse in funding leaves many potential projects in limbo.
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This inability to support even core elements of our government's operations and infrastructure and efforts aimed at the public good is disappointing to say the least.
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Thousands in Florida May Not Get Electricity Back for Weeks - The New York Times

Thousands in Florida May Not Get Electricity Back for Weeks - The New York Times | Coastal Restoration | Scoop.it
The damage done to power lines and poles by Hurricane Michael was so complete in some areas that utility workers must start from scratch, officials say.
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How one company in Africa turns ocean pollution into colorful artwork

How one company in Africa turns ocean pollution into colorful artwork | Coastal Restoration | Scoop.it
Flip-flops are one of the most common types of pollution found in oceans around the world, and one company in Africa is raising awareness by recycling them into colorful pieces of art.
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Thailand bay made famous by The Beach closed indefinitely | World news | The Guardian

Thailand bay made famous by The Beach closed indefinitely | World news | The Guardian | Coastal Restoration | Scoop.it
Visitors flocked to Maya Bay on Ko Phi Phi Leh island after it was in Leonardo DiCaprio film
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Thailand’s National Parks department closed a popular bay to tourists following the destruction of the island. Originally, a 4-month shut down was set in place to allow for recovery but more time is needed for the coral, which has been reduced by 80 percent, to be restored.
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Mexico Beach: 'There's nothing left here anymore'

Mexico Beach: 'There's nothing left here anymore' | Coastal Restoration | Scoop.it

Hurricane Micheal continues to tear and wreak havoc throughout the gulf. Its latest victim is 'Mexico Beach'. It is "gone" according to the locals.

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The fight is on at Hollister Ranch, as coastal officials delay development in push for beach access - Los Angeles Times

In a one-two punch on Wednesday, coastal officials revived efforts to implement a long-delayed ranch-wide public route while also unanimously agreeing to start a new fight with one ranchowner.
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Florida’s Panhandle coast devastated by historic Hurricane Michael

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Catch and Release Fishing Makes it Harder for Fish to Eat

Catch and Release Fishing Makes it Harder for Fish to Eat | Coastal Restoration | Scoop.it
Catch-and-release fishing could cause fish to experience a 35 percent reduction in their ability to feed.
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Catch and release is not as harmless of a recreational fishing activity as it seems from the surface. People who continue this practice are advised to use the smallest hook width possible since studies have found the holes in the fishes mouth can affect their ability to feed by 35%.
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Hurricane Michael Makes Landfall | NOAA National Environmental Satellite, Data, and Information Service (NESDIS)

Hurricane Michael Makes Landfall | NOAA National Environmental Satellite, Data, and Information Service (NESDIS) | Coastal Restoration | Scoop.it
Early Wednesday afternoon, powerful Hurricane Michael made landfall along the Florida Panhandle as a record-setting Category 4 storm. The National Hurricane Center reported Michael's sustained winds were near 155 mph as the eye of the storm moved ashore near Mexico City, Florida at 1:30 p.m. ET October 10.
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The strongest hurricane to hit Florida in over a century marks historical damage and devastation across multiple states. Unlike the hurricane that hit the Carolinas earlier in the season, Hurricane Michael is fast moving and has caused multiple counties in Georgia to signal a state of emergency. A faster storm indicates less flood-based damage, however more damage may be caused from the aggressive storm-surge and 155 mph winds than caused by Hurricane Florence. 
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‘Wrath of Coastal Erosion’ Is Devouring a Senegal Fishing Hub - The New York Times

‘Wrath of Coastal Erosion’ Is Devouring a Senegal Fishing Hub - The New York Times | Coastal Restoration | Scoop.it
Saint-Louis, on Senegal’s Atlantic coast, has Unesco-protected architecture and a bustling fishing community. But coastal erosion threatens, and is accelerating.
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