Shoreline Education for Awareness, Inc.

Category: SEA Updates


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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SEA Seeks New Treasurer

Shoreline Education for Awareness is seeking an environmentally conscious volunteer to serve as Treasurer on the Board. Responsibilities include establishing the yearly budget, supervision of the bookkeeper to ensure accurate financial reporting, paying bills, and making deposits. You would work…

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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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Sri Lanka Ship Fire Leads to Huge Release of Plastic Pellets (Nurdles)

Sri Lanka undertakes the daunting cleanup of countless plastic pellets (nurdles) that have washed up on its beaches from a cargo ship that caught fire. In the photo at left, plastic pellets being collected from beaches are to be transported…

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Stranded Seal Pup

Stranded seal pup Early Sunday morning, May 16, 2021, SEA received a call from a concerned citizen about a pup seal on the beach around marker 145, which is between Bullard’s Beach and Whiskey Run.  A message went out to…

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