Explore Southern California Beaches Online!

Written by on March 4, 2014 in Other News

Have you ever wondered what lives in the sand beneath your feet at the beach? Have you ever heard of coastal armoring? What about beach nourishment?

Southern California beach sunset.

Southern California beach sunset. Photo credit: Jim Nix / Nomadic Pursuits via photopin cc.

California Sea Grant recently launched a new microsite about the sandy beach ecosystems of Southern California where you can learn about all of those topics and much, much more. The site explores a wide range of beach-related subjects, from the organisms that live there to the impacts of climate change.

Curious beachgoers can explore the site to learn more about the places they visit, but there are also valuable resources for coastal decision makers. The pages can be used as a tool for city planners, land managers, and community stakeholders to learn how to protect the health of Southern California’s beaches.

“We are pleased to offer this fun, informative tool to the community. Sandy beaches are a fascinating, dynamic ecosystem,” California Sea Grant extension specialist Monique Myers said in a news release. “This microsite is a neutral source of information that offers techniques to balance competing interests. We hope it helps Southern Californians enjoy a healthy beach environment.”

Take a few minutes to Explore Sandy Beach Ecosystems of Southern California!

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About the Author: Emily Tripp is the Publisher and Editor of MarineScienceToday.com. She holds marine science and biology degrees from the University of Miami's Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science and a Master of Advanced Studies degree in Marine Biodiversity and Conservation from Scripps Institution of Oceanography. When she's not writing about marine science, she's probably running around outside or playing with her dog. .

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