Monthly Archives: June 2011

What you’ll see in the dunes

by Kristine Bunker (MIT, 2014) Heading out to the beach for the holiday weekend?  Two weeks ago, we put out a list of beaches in Massachusetts with good access to coastal hiking.  Whether you’re heading to one of those beaches … Continue reading

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Do we need sealife corridors?

The results of an unprecedented decade-long tracking study of marine life, the Census of Marine Life Tagging of Pacific Predators (TOPP) project, suggests that the California Current is a major hotspot for large marine predators.  The California Current, which flows … Continue reading

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Real-time data in many ports and harbors is available to the public

NOAA PORTS – Data in ports and harbors available to the public: http://tidesandcurrents.noaa.gov/ports.html People may not be aware of the data available in many ports and harbors throughout the US.  Every 6 minutes, the public can access up-to-date information related … Continue reading

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5 beaches in MA with hiking nearby

Lounging in the sand at the beach is great, but let’s face it – not everyone can just sit there all day.  If you want to get out and explore coastal habitats while at the beach, here are a few … Continue reading

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Top 20 endangered beaches in MA

Is your favorite beach eroding?  Is it losing ground to sea-level rise and coastal storms?  Many beaches in Massachusetts are eroding, but we wanted to know – which beaches are eroding the fastest? The Massachusetts Office of Coastal Zone Management … Continue reading

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Bio-engineered solution for coastal erosion protection, pt.9

Woods Hole Group’s biodegradable erosion control project at Bayswater Seaside in New Seabury, MA is now complete.  We are very pleased with the construction and the final results.  Woods Hole Group will continue to monitor the performance of the installation, … Continue reading

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What happens to a nourished beach in a storm?

A nourished beach is a carefully designed engineering project with many positive synergistic effects, not a simple dump of sand on the berm.  Unfortunately, many projects are perceived to have failed in a storm only because the dynamics and intent … Continue reading

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