For a long time, surf lifesaving was a bastion of masculine ego and pride – until some tenacious and talented women turned the tide.
West Africa’s marine litter problem cannot be ignored. It can hinder the region’s economic and tourism growth, while putting people’s health at risk.
Last summer was the worst for drownings in a decade, with some groups tragically overrepresented. Community groups are urging a change of approach to water safety education.
Standard marine protected areas with fixed boundaries can’t effectively shelter these ocean nomads.
Discerning whether that dark splodge in the water is a shark or just, say, seaweed isn’t always straightforward. In reasonable conditions, drone pilots get it right only 60% of the time.
Scientists don’t know what prompts turtle hatchlings to emerge from their nests and head for the water, but vibrations appear to play a role.
Water companies recently released raw sewage near more than 100 beaches across Britain.
Puerto Rico’s tourism industry is booming as nations lift COVID-19 travel restrictions, but development is displacing people who have lived along its coastlines for years.
Coastal erosion in West Africa is a cause for global concern. The global community must rally to address climate change which is causing the retreat.
As sea levels rise, this natural form of beach replenishment might be an important factor in offsetting some of the damaging effects of climate change on beaches.
The direction a beach faces, relative to wind direction, largely determines how many bluebottles are pushed to shore.
The amount of microplastics in the environment is being significantly underestimated, research shows.
As authorities grapple with the best way to respond to the tragedy, it’s worth remembering all shark mitigation measures come with both merits and drawbacks – and none is a silver bullet.
The painful bites of female march flies can ruin your day at the beach. When we’re not there, they bite wallabies, birds, and even reptiles.
Australians tend to be fairly relaxed about the tsunami risk. But warnings from authorities to stay away from foreshore areas should not be ignored.
Surfing’s benefits to well-being aren’t often studied in economics terms. This is a major gap in our knowledge we’re now trying to fill.
Australia has thousands of beaches which differ greatly, from huge tides to high energy to recurring sinkholes.
An estimated 8 million metric tons of plastic waste enters the ocean each year – equivalent to dumping in a garbage truckload of it every minute. A new report calls on the US to help stem the deluge.
Offshore oil drilling has a long history in California, but is highly unpopular today. The latest major spill is likely to fuel efforts to wind down oil and gas production statewide.
Many Sydneysiders have been heading to beaches in their local areas as the weather warms. So, if it’s allowed under the public health orders for your area, is it OK to go to the beach?