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Saving Half the Seas

April 10, 2023 In the Galapagos Islands, multi-national cooperation to save migrating animals from intense fishing pressures resulted in a new marine reserve; one fishing community in Cedar Key, Florida, managed to pivot when environmental pressures caused the oyster population to crash; experimenting with marsh and dunes to deal with sea level rise on Tybee

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March 7 – ERDC-CHL researchers assess hazardous vessel wakes near Tybee Island

March 7, 2023 – Researchers from the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center’s (ERDC) Coastal and Hydraulics Laboratory (CHL) partnered with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Savannah District and the city of Tybee Island to measure vessel wakes near the island’s north shore in hopes of better understanding which ships and operating conditions are

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Bigger ships mean bigger waves at Tybee’s beach. A recent ship wake study offers solutions

February 7th, 2023 – Tybee Island resident Joseph Yerchik was lounging on the north end beach near Polk Street when he heard his niece utter a profane expletive. When Yerchick turned around, his niece was already running up the shore. Then came the “smack” of a giant wave. “I was tumbling around in the water.

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In Savannah, a Sea Level Summit

December 21, 2022 – In late September 2022, dozens of researchers from NASA’s Sea Level Change Team gathered in nearby Savannah for a kind of sea-level summit: a three-day exchange of data and ideas among scientists, coastal planners, federal, state, and local agencies, and resident activists. The meeting included summaries of efforts to combat sea-level

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Tybee lost 25 feet of shoreline to Hurricane Ian. What data tells us about beach erosion.

December 22, 2022 – Tybee lost 25 feet of shoreline to Hurricane Ian. What data tells us about beach erosion. Improved dune system mitigated some of storm’s effects. Nancy Guan Savannah Morning News Link available for Savannah Morning News subscribers here The Georgia coast had a near miss when Hurricane Ian tracked further east than

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