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Groomed to Death

Groomed to Death | Sandy Beach Ecology & Management | Scoop.it
Urban beaches around the world have less garbage than remote beaches, but less life too. The City of Santa Monica hopes to change the image of a clean beach.
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Okeanos Explorer | Expeditions | NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer: CAPSTONE: 2016 and 2017 Field Seasons Overview

Okeanos Explorer | Expeditions | NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer: CAPSTONE: 2016 and 2017 Field Seasons Overview | Sandy Beach Ecology & Management | Scoop.it
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Bikinis and lifevests: Indelible images from an island shared by tourists, refugees

Bikinis and lifevests: Indelible images from an island shared by tourists, refugees | Sandy Beach Ecology & Management | Scoop.it
Without an end to the wave of people fleeing warfare Syria and elsewhere for a new future, it can be easy to turn a blind eye to the suffering. From the Greek island of Kos, photographer Jörg Brüggemann captured jarring juxtapositions on beaches shared by vacationers and refugees alike.
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Sun, surf and skin: Australian depictions of the beach – in pictures

Sun, surf and skin: Australian depictions of the beach – in pictures | Sandy Beach Ecology & Management | Scoop.it

On the Beach brings together 76 works reflecting the diversity of Australian stories on sandy, sea-washed shores

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Marine Debris Affects Hundreds of Species - Conservation Jobs

Marine Debris Affects Hundreds of Species - Conservation Jobs | Sandy Beach Ecology & Management | Scoop.it
“ 9 million tons of plastic expected to end up at sea this year.”
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Computer models show significant tsunami strength for Ventura and Oxnard, California: Seismologists show modeled tsunami resulting from simulated earthquake in Ventura basin first propagates south ...

Computer models show significant tsunami strength for Ventura and Oxnard, California: Seismologists show modeled tsunami resulting from simulated earthquake in Ventura basin first propagates south ... | Sandy Beach Ecology & Management | Scoop.it
Ventura and Oxnard in California could be vulnerable to the effects of a local earthquake-generated tsunami, according to computer models used by seismologists. According to their 3-D models, a magnitude 7.7 earthquake on faults located offshore Ventura would result in many parts of the regional coastline being inundated a few kilometers inland by a tsunami wave. Further, a southward moving tsunami would rotate and focus on the Ventura/Oxnard area.
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Oil Spill History and Ecotoxicology | The worth of our Beaches

Oil Spill History and Ecotoxicology | The worth of our Beaches | Sandy Beach Ecology & Management | Scoop.it

Sandy Beaches are everything to us here in Southern California, a central pillar of both our cultural identity and economic engine.  They are where we birthed surf culture (on beaches like Huntington and Surfrider), invented beach volleyball (on beaches like Manhattan Beach and Redondo), trained our young people to fight the axis powers of WWII (on beaches across Coronado Island and Mugu Lagoon), have filmed our entertainment for a century (on beaches like Leo Carrillo and Will Rogers), see the manifestation of climate change/sea level most clearly (at Ventura’s Surfer’s Point Beach), pump ourselves up to become the next action movie star or guvernator (this really only ever happens on Venice…check out the Jim’s killer glass if you go), stare over the tops of our sunglasses at scantily clad people (on any beach you can think of this holiday weekend) and first learned how devastating an oil spill can really be (on beaches across Ventura and Santa Barbara Counties in 1969.

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La Niña-like conditions associated with 2,500-year-long shutdown of coral reef growth

La Niña-like conditions associated with 2,500-year-long shutdown of coral reef growth | Sandy Beach Ecology & Management | Scoop.it
La Niña-like conditions in the Pacific Ocean off the coast of Panamá were closely associated with an abrupt shutdown in coral reef growth that lasted 2,500 years, scientists have found. The study suggests that future changes in climate similar to those in the study could cause coral reefs to collapse in the future.
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Here are 10 spectacular beaches people in Boston are probably dreaming about

Here are 10 spectacular beaches people in Boston are probably dreaming about | Sandy Beach Ecology & Management | Scoop.it
India's Palolem Beach, anyone?
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Disappointing Outcome at Pacific Fisheries Meet

Disappointing Outcome at Pacific Fisheries Meet | Sandy Beach Ecology & Management | Scoop.it
A conference on South Pacific fishing has failed to strengthen safeguards for fast-dwindling stocks.
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After Steep Decline, Signs of Hope for World’s Sea Turtles by Ted Williams: Yale Environment 360

After Steep Decline, Signs of Hope for World’s Sea Turtles by Ted Williams: Yale Environment 360 | Sandy Beach Ecology & Management | Scoop.it
Nearly all sea turtle species have been classified as endangered, with precipitous declines in many populations in recent decades. But new protections, particularly in the U.S. and Central America, are demonstrating that dramatic recovery for these remarkable reptiles is possible.
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Baiae: using linked-data to choose a beach | Epimorphics

Baiae: using linked-data to choose a beach | Epimorphics | Sandy Beach Ecology & Management | Scoop.it

Building on the success of the Bathing Water Quality project, we wanted to explore what it could look like to make water quality information available to users who don't have a water-quality-science background. Water quality data allows consumers to ask "I want to go to a beach with clean bathing water".

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The Ultra-Pure, Super-Secret Sand That Makes Your Phone Possible

The Ultra-Pure, Super-Secret Sand That Makes Your Phone Possible | Sandy Beach Ecology & Management | Scoop.it
The processor that makes your laptop or cell phone work was fabricated using quartz from this obscure Appalachian backwater.
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The Lost Wetlands of Los Angeles

The Lost Wetlands of Los Angeles | Sandy Beach Ecology & Management | Scoop.it
What did the L.A. Basin look like before there was an L.A.? A team of scientists, geographers, and other researchers recently released a report that reconstructs the historical landscape of the Ballona Creek watershed.
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We often talk about the fact that 90% of the wetlands in California have been lost. This is nice local case study of that loss. 
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The Ecologist Who Threw Starfish - Issue 34: Adaptation - Nautilus

The Ecologist Who Threw Starfish - Issue 34: Adaptation - Nautilus | Sandy Beach Ecology & Management | Scoop.it
Even in 1963, one had to go pretty far to find places in the United States that were not disturbed by people. After a good deal of…
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MALAYSIA IS ABOUT TO ESTABLISH A 1.6 MILLION HECTARE MARINE PARK

MALAYSIA IS ABOUT TO ESTABLISH A 1.6 MILLION HECTARE MARINE PARK | Sandy Beach Ecology & Management | Scoop.it
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99% sea birds will have plastic in their guts by 2050 - The Times of India

99% sea birds will have plastic in their guts by 2050 - The Times of India | Sandy Beach Ecology & Management | Scoop.it
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Awful Tourists Turned Away Nesting Sea Turtles in Costa Rica

Awful Tourists Turned Away Nesting Sea Turtles in Costa Rica | Sandy Beach Ecology & Management | Scoop.it
“ Hundreds of thousands of olive ridley sea turtles came ashore on Ostional Beach to lay their eggs, but thousands of tourists were already there, doing nearly everything you’re not supposed to do around a threatened species attempting to reproduce.”
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An example of poorly managed tourism in the coastal zone. Much of Costa Rica's coastal tourism is not managed because agencies lack resources to hire adequate staff
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Resistant Malibu homeowner finally opens pathway to 'Billionaires' Beach'

Resistant Malibu homeowner finally opens pathway to 'Billionaires' Beach' | Sandy Beach Ecology & Management | Scoop.it
In the decades-long struggle to make the beaches fronting California's well-heeled coastal communities more accessible to the public that owns them, a mile-long stretch of Malibu known as Billionaires' Beach has been the site of a particularly pitched battle.
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Court Rules Navy Training in Pacific Violates Laws Meant to Protect Whales, Sea Turtles

Court Rules Navy Training in Pacific Violates Laws Meant to Protect Whales, Sea Turtles | Sandy Beach Ecology & Management | Scoop.it
A federal judge ruled yesterday that the National Marine Fisheries Service acted illegally in approving U.S. Navy testing and training activities in the Pacific Ocean that threaten widespread harm to whales, dolphins, other marine mammals and imperiled sea turtles.
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Plastic Debris on Georgia’s Beaches and Marshes: Recently Published Article on the Amounts and Accumulation Rates

Plastic Debris on Georgia’s Beaches and Marshes: Recently Published Article on the Amounts and Accumulation Rates | Sandy Beach Ecology & Management | Scoop.it
By: Leah Henry Numerous media and scientific reports note plastics washing up on coastal beaches and marshes and identify land-based activities as the source. And, in a recently published Marine Po...

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Fisheries commission acts on Pacific Bluefin tuna, ignores the plight of other collapsing stock

Fisheries commission acts on Pacific Bluefin tuna, ignores the plight of other collapsing stock | Sandy Beach Ecology & Management | Scoop.it
Apia, Samoa: The 38 member Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission (WCPFC) has once again taken minimal action to sustain the collapsing fish stocks in its care, with only the virtually collapsed Pacific Bluefin Tuna benefitting from management measures in line with scientific recommenda
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Global Patterns in Sandy Beach Macrobenthic Communities

Global Patterns in Sandy Beach Macrobenthic Communities | Sandy Beach Ecology & Management | Scoop.it
Article Citation: Anton McLachlan and Atsu Dorvlo (2005) Global Patterns in Sandy Beach Macrobenthic Communities. Journal of Coastal Research: Volume 21, Issue 4: pp. 674 – 687. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.2112/03-0114.1
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