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Science and nature on the coast: East coast and Gulf of Mexico

By | June 20, 2017

In my last post, I mentioned some of the factors that have shaped the tectonically active west coast of the US. The east coast and Gulf coast are another story entirely. Interactions with other tectonic plates are a thing of the past (at least for the time being); instead, the Atlantic coast is receding from the mid-Atlantic ridge.… Read More »

Science and nature on the coast: West coast, Alaska, Hawaii

By | June 13, 2017

Is there anything that says summer like a trip to the beach? When you think of the beach, though, you’re probably not imagining a generic place, but a particular landscape: rocky tide pools, sandy barrier islands, the warm bathtub of the Gulf of Mexico, or the dramatic cliffs and sea stacks of the Pacific coast. Luckily, you have… Read More »