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The 2015-2016 El Niño Erased Hundreds of Feet of California’s Beaches

April 03, 2017 by Alexander Fox

A report from the US Geological Survey shows how the powerful 2016-2016 El Niño reshaped the California coast.

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Save Our Shores

July 20, 2012 by Bay Nature

A Santa Cruz-based conservation organization whose mission is marine conservation through policy research, education, and citizen involvement.

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Friends of Fitzgerald Marine Reserve

July 20, 2012 by Bay Nature

The Friends of Fitzgerald Marine Reserve is a volunteer support group established in 1985 to support the reserve, one of our region's premier tidepooling spots. Offers excellent docent-led programs for schools and private groups.

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Miller Knox Regional Shoreline

July 08, 2012 by Bay Nature Staff

Come to walk the shoreline trail loop, or wade off the small beach, or just enjoy stunning views of San ...

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Sea Level Rise Could Wipe Out Ocean Beach

September 21, 2011 by Elizabeth Proctor

A new study finds flooding and episodic storm events could result in an estimated $20 million in damages by 2100. And accelerated landward erosion from an estimated 1.4-meter rise in sea-level by 2100 could result in $540 million in damages. Along the way, we'd lose habitat for plovers and bank swallows and a favorite recreation spot for millions of people.

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Hidden Life in the Sand

July 01, 2011 by Sue Rosenthal

It turns out the sand at your local beach is not as simple as it seems--it’s full of little creatures. From sand crabs and beach hoppers to tiny water bears, there really is a world in a grain of sand, or at least between the grains of sand.


Book Review: Introduction to California’s Beaches and Coast

October 01, 2010 by Melanie Jones

Chances are you've sat on the beach and pondered where the sand goes when the waves carry it off, or maybe what the California coast looked like a million years ago, or why it's so darned foggy. Find the answers to these questions and more in the latest addition to the California Natural History Guides series.

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The Beach as Office

July 01, 2008 by Joe Cervelin

I go to the beach in January. Sometimes I bring a sweater and a hat. I go to the beach in June in work clothes and roll up the cuffs. It reminds me why I'm still in California, what my rent really includes, that I'm alive...

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The Grunion’s One-Night Stand in the Sand

April 01, 2008 by Christopher Richard

Solstice is nigh, the tide is high, the full moon illuminates the midnight beach, and before us, thousands of glimmering ...

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Book Review: California Coastal Access Guide

October 01, 2003 by Matthew Bettelheim

6th Edition, by the California Coastal Commission, University of California Press, 2003, 304 pages, $22.50 (www.ucpress.edu).   If you love to ...

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