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Category: SEA Updates


Tufted Puffin Observations, April-May 2021

Contributor: Diane B As some of you know, the Peregrine falcons (PEFA) have been nesting on top of Face Rock.  While they started early, it appears that they lost one clutch and then started again on April 14, 2021 and so…

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Seaweed is amazing!

This BBC video and text about Australian kelp research and production highlights some of the potential benefits these fast-growing shoreline plants could offer, including as a climate change solution. “Seaweeds are a platform of opportunity in sustainability, nutrition, and innovation.”…

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Cleaning up Kaneohe Bay with Sea Urchins

Comment: Sunday, March 7, 2021 Sunday, March 7, 2021 Taking back the bay A sea urchin program by the University of Hawaii has been cleaning up Kaneohe Bay algae for a decade and doing a good jobBy Timothy Hurleythurley@staradvertiser.com Ten years ago…

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SOLVE and SEA Schedule Bandon Beach Cleanup

On Saturday, April 17, 2021, from 10 AM to 1PM, SOLVE and SEA will offer a Beach Cleanup Day to honor Earth Day, 2021. More details and a form for signing up can be found in the link below. https://www.solveoregon.org/opportunity/a0C1I00000QFDXh

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Are you a Nurdle Collector?

Well, maybe you’d like to become one. If you don’t know what a “nurdle” is, please read the article below. This new crisis to our waterways and oceans is very real and VERY destructive. We are finding nurdles regularly on…

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Tufted Puffins delight visitors to the Oregon Coast. But their population has plummeted.

If you are like the thousands of people who flock to the Oregon Coast every summer to catch sight of a tufted puffin, you should know that this “Clown of the Sea” is in danger of disappearing from our shores….

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Our ocean floors are looking like landfills!

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Turn Down the Volume, Please

I seldom think about noise in the world’s oceans. Do you? The image that comes to mind is a silent world – a diver gliding noiselessly through an underwater wonderland. But then again . . . . . . ….

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More challenges face sea otters on the West Coast

Open the link below in order to read about the impact of warmer ocean temperatures on Sea Otters and other marine life: https://www.ucdavis.edu/news/ocean-toxin-heartbreaking-threat-sea-otters/?fbclid=IwAR3cQoRgK9Nc7bA7sfPrBxr_Bmip9Y0N2XhGMp8AFbfDjT3ocZX-ktk7dE8

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Thiamine deficiency: is it killing wildlife?

It is fascinating to read about new discoveries that the scientific community is making. As these occur, the question becomes what to do with what we learn? And are the conclusions we make and the solutions we offer reliably accurate?…

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