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White sharks are migrating to survive. Morne Hardenberg.

South Africa’s great white sharks are changing locations – they need to be monitored for beach safety and conservation

South Africa’s white shark population is not in decline but migrating to survive.
The gap between breaking waves in North Carolina indicates a rip current flowing away from shore. National Weather Service

Rip currents are dangerous for swimmers but also ecologically important – here’s how scientists are working to understand these ‘rivers of the sea’

Rip currents are a leading cause of near-shore drownings, but there are effective ways to survive one. And these phenomena also play important ecological roles that are an emerging research area.
Plastic waste washed up by the sea lies on the beach of the coastal city of St. Louis, Senegal. Lucia Weiß/picture alliance via Getty Images

Nigeria has a coastal litter problem: it’s time to clean up

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.

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