Many beaches are short on lifeguards this summer. An expert explains how to keep your loved ones safe in the water.
Rough surf and nearshore currents lead to about 50 drowning fatalities annually in the Great Lakes.
Tsunamis aren’t just bigger-than-average waves. Triggered by undersea earthquakes or volcanic eruptions like the one in Tonga, they are fast, massive and potentially destructive. Here’s why.
Australia’s coastline spans more than 33,000km – and there are myriad marvellous marine animals we share this space with.
A trip to the beach is a perfect opportunity to explore the peculiar properties of some fascinating fluids.
The sea-pool made my body my friend again. I felt then that it had always been thus, for a few moments, lithe and buoyant, and almost joyful.
Researcher and photographer Claire Greenwell explains why people are the biggest threat to nesting shorebirds, and the simple ways you can help keep them safe next time you’re at the beach.
A trip to the beach is off limits for some people with a disability. We need to change that, and the law supports it.
Ocean swimmers often wax lyrical about the benefits of a regular dip in the salt water.
You’re more likely to drown at a beach than be killed by a shark. But there are things people can do to reduce the already low risk even further.
Australians are emerging from winter and, where possible, enjoying trips to beaches and public pools, beach-side picnics, barbecues and get-togethers. Here’s how to reduce your COVID-risk.
Sea levels could be two metres higher by 2100. How will our relationship to the drowned coast change?
Recent shark-related deaths fuel the debate around the best way to keep people safe in the water, without hurting marine wildlife.
After months of isolation, beaches could see a rising number of rescues and drownings.
There’s much more to waves than the part you see at the beach.
Through a play day filled with choices at the beach with supportive adults, unexpected challenges and social experiences all help children to build far more than sand castles.
Dumping millions of cubic metres of sand on the beach stops people from dealing with the reality of coastal erosion.
Recent reports describe people dying from infections caused by flesh-eating bacteria. But that doesn’t that mean you can’t still enjoy time at the beach frolicking in warm water.
Traditional water quality test results tell you what was happening at the beach yesterday. More real-time answers can be a boon for public health.
Migrants are no more at risk of drowning than Australian-born swimmers but you’d never know from media reports.