To shore up beaches, just add sand? | EurekAlert! 

Sand nourishment projects aim to preserve California’s iconic sandy beaches-but little is known about the long-term effectiveness-and unintended impacts-of these sometimes multimillion dollar interventions. Source: To shore up beaches, just add sand? | EurekAlert! Science News
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Northern California divers battle to save abalone — with a giant sea-urchin vacuum | San Francisco Chronicle

This year’s recreational abalone season is closed due to a population on the brink of collapse, so the diving community has rechanneled its efforts in a seemingly mad scheme to save the abalone, involving underwater vacuums, hookahs and purple sea urchins. The urchins are an overpopulated species that has laid waste to the struggling kelp […]
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