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Category: SEA Updates


Nurdles: The Worst Toxic Waste You’ve Probably Never Heard Of

Karen McVeigh; The Guardian (UK); Monday 29 November 2021. Link to original article: https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2021/nov/29/nurdles-plastic-pellets-environmental-ocean-spills-toxic-waste-not-classified-hazardous Billions of these tiny plastic pellets are floating in the ocean, causing as much damage as oil spills, yet they are still not classified as hazardous….

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How Warming Affects Arctic Sea Ice, Polar Bears

By Seth Borenstein, Camille Fassett and Kati Perry, Associated Press Majestic, increasingly hungry and at risk of disappearing, the polar bear is dependent on something melting away on our warming planet: sea ice. In the harsh and unforgiving Arctic, where…

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Against All Odds: The BLOY of Northern Elephant Rock

Author: Teri Spencer, Shoreline Education for Awareness (SEA) member Photos: Diane Bilderback, SEA member The beaches of the Southern Oregon coast are a wonderland of beautiful and unique sights, sounds and smells. One distinct sound frequently heard along our beaches…

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A Blue Whale’s Tale

In early September, the ocean was as flat as could be, with hardly a breeze.  “Thar she blows!” were the words from the 21 ft boat captain, Kent.  We all heard the blow off in the distance.  Kent, Steve, and Bruce,…

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Ocean Solutions to Climate Change and Sustainable Ocean Farming

Patagonia Provisions presents a fascinating video on Regenerative Ocean Farming. This 14-minute video will help viewers see the potential for diversified ocean food cultivation – rather than monoculture – in a whole new light. CLICK on the link below to…

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Back to the Sand!

Around the world, it has been a tough one and a half years for everyone due to the COVID pandemic. Our local community has faced its own unique challenges and even SEA struggled with the lack of hands-on interpretation, especially…

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Beach & Riverside Cleanup, Bandon, Oregon

In Partnership with the Oregon Lottery Annual Volunteer Cleanup – Participate with local volunteers on Bandon beaches in this Oregon State-wide Cleanup Effort Saturday, September 25, 2021 in coordination with SOLVE, Oregon’s own solution to pollution… We hope you can…

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Ocean Policy Advisory Council Approves New Areas of Protection

Oregon’s Ocean Policy Advisory Council (OPAC) approves two new marine protected areas on Oregon’s southern coast, Coquille Point Marine Garden and Cape Blanco Marine Research Area. For the full story, click on this link: https://oregon.surfrider.org/ocean-policy-advisory-council-approves-new-areas-of-protection/

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Tufted Puffins on Face Rock, Bandon, July 22, 2021

Photos taken 9:41am to 9:46am, July 22, 2021, from the beach north of Cathedral Rock, which is in the Face Rock complex, part of the Oregon Islands National Wildlife Refuge System. Diane Bilderback, an intrepid follower of local puffins, photographed…

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Drone Use Pressures Nesting Seabirds on the Oregon Coast

For the full story on drones and their impact on local nesting seabirds, click this link: https://usfwspacificnw.medium.com/drone-use-putting-pressure-on-nesting-seabirds-on-oregon-coast-b77241ca73ec At left, an unmanned aircraft system, also known as a drone, approaches Face Rock on the Oregon coast. Photo by Diane Bilderback.

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