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Large-scale removal of beachgrass leads to new life for endangered coastal lupine

February 9, 2018

A rare, coastal flowering plant known as Tidestrom’s lupine — threatened by native deer mice that can munch…
Plastic microfibers are common on Puget Sound beaches

July 3, 2017

As the infamous floating “garbage patch” churns up bits of plastic in the tropical Pacific Ocean, a University…
The Beach Time Capsule

June 28, 2017

And to think it was all right there in her garage. A load of boxes pulled from biologist…
Disappearing Beaches: Modeling Shoreline Change in Southern California

March 28, 2017

Using a newly-developed computer model called “CoSMoS-COAST” (Coastal Storm Modeling System – Coastal One-line Assimilated Simulation Tool) scientists…
2015-16 El Niño took toll on California beaches; not so much for Oregon, Washington

February 15, 2017

The 2015-16 El Niño was one of the strongest climate events in recent history with extraordinary winter wave…
Beach Replenishment May Have ‘Far Reaching’ Impacts on Ecosystems

March 30, 2016

UC San Diego biologists who examined the biological impact of replenishing eroded beaches with offshore sand found that…
Leatherback sea turtles choose nest sites carefully, study finds

November 25, 2015

The enormous, solitary leatherback sea turtle spends most of its long life at sea. After hatching and dispersing…
Line in the Sand: How Can We Protect a Shoreline from the Ravages of the Future?

July 13, 2015

When San Francisco’s Great Highway opened in 1929, some 50,000 people celebrated the coastal stretch of pavement with…
Rare dune plants thrive on disturbance​​​

April 28, 2015

Beginning in the 1880s, coastal dunes in the United States were planted with European beachgrass (Ammophila arenaria) in…
Stanford study shows ways to improve public health at beaches

December 29, 2014

A new Stanford study shows how to improve the public health at beaches where coastal contamination can be…
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