Category Archives: habitat

Urbanization and Estuaries – challenge and opportunity

These two very interesting papers came across the wires the other day and, while at face they may not seem all that related, we thought that – taken together – they suggest some exciting synergies for coastal urban environments. A … Continue reading

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One more weekend left to show us your favorite beach!

More excellent submissions to our Favorite New England Beach Photo Contest have been pouring in , but the end of the summer is drawing near and so is the contest deadline.  So far we have 47 entries.  Here are the … Continue reading

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What you’ll see in a salt marsh

by Kristine Bunker (MIT, 2014) Heading out to the beach this weekend?  We previously put out a list of beaches in Massachusetts with good access to coastal hiking.  Whether you’re heading to one of those beaches or plan on taking … Continue reading

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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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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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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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