Center for Coastal Studies evolving into a powerhouse of science, education

Forty-four years ago, in 1976, three friends decided to start a research endeavor concentrating on marine biology and geology, in an attic storage room in the Provincetown Chamber of Commerce. Two of the founders, Dr. Graham Giese, and Dr. Charles “Stormy” Mayo, still contribute daily to the research, education, and outreach at what is now … Read more

Violent Coastal Storms Could Help Protect Beaches From Sea Level Rise

A new research study finds that extreme weather events could actually help protect beaches from the impact of sea level rise – by bringing in new sand from deeper waters or from nearby beaches. Images in the wake of violent coastal storms usually focus purely on the extensive damage caused to beaches, dunes, property, and … Read more

Corals may look healthy, but coastal urbaniza

image: Coral reefs in the Gulf of Eilat (also known as the Gulf of Aqaba) have been proven particularly resistant to global warming, rising water temperatures and bleaching events that are crippling their counterparts elsewhere around the world. But the findings of a long-term study, led by Bar-Ilan University researchers along with an international team … Read more

California Fire Led To Spike in Fecal Bacteria in Coastal Waters

The 2018 Woolsey Fire in California burned nearly 100,000 acres in Los Angeles and Ventura counties. This image was taken on November 9, 2018. Credit: Forest Service, USDA (courtesy of Peter Buschmann) Scientists analyzed coastal water quality in the months following a major Southern California wildfire. Their results were eye-opening. The November 2018 Woolsey Fire … Read more

Tiny tire particles inhibit growth of organisms in freshwater, coastal estuaries, studies find – BIOENGINEER.ORG

CORVALLIS, Ore. Small particles from tires inhibited the growth and caused adverse behavioral changes in organisms found in freshwater and coastal estuary ecosystems, two new research papers from Oregon State University scientists found. Credit: Saskia Madlener. CORVALLIS, Ore. Small particles from tires inhibited the growth and caused adverse behavioral changes in organisms found in freshwater … Read more

The Most Extreme ‘Rogue Wave’ on Record Was Just Confirmed in The North Pacific

In November of 2020, a freak wave came out of the blue, lifting a lonesome buoy off the coast of British Columbia 17.6 meters high (58 feet). The four-story wall of water has now been confirmed as the most extreme rogue wave ever recorded. Such an exceptional event is thought to occur only once every … Read more

Only 15% of Coastal Regions Around the World Remain Intact – Urgent Need for Global Conservation

The coast of Balneário Camboriú in Brazil is an example of a coastal region that is under high levels of increasing pressure. Credit: Leonardo Felippi New research has revealed that only 15 percent of coastal areas around the world remain intact, exposing the need for urgent coastal rehabilitation and conservation on a global scale. The … Read more

Only 15 per cent of global coastal regions remain intact – BIOENGINEER.ORG

New research has revealed that only 15 per cent of coastal areas around the world remain intact, exposing the need for urgent coastal rehabilitation and conservation on a global scale. New research has revealed that only 15 per cent of coastal areas around the world remain intact, exposing the need for urgent coastal rehabilitation and … Read more

Teaming Up for Coastal Resilience and Climate Justice in NYC

Teaming Up for Coastal Resilience and Climate Justice in NYC by Paul Gallay, Annel Hernandez, and Eddie Bautista |January 31, 2022 A photo from an UPROSE climate justice march in September 2021. UPROSE is a member of the NYC Environmental Justice Alliance. New York City’s historic working waterfronts have been transformed since their heyday in … Read more