FANDOM


Mudeford2-200

Action Ideas Edit

  • Beach clean ups

Environmental importance Edit

The coast and its adjacent areas on and off shore is an important part of a local ecosystem as the mixture of fresh water and salt water in estuaries provides many nutrients for marine life. Salt marshes and beaches also support a diversity of plants, animals, and insects crucial to the food chain.

Like the ocean which shapes them, coasts are a dynamic environment with constant change. The earth's natural processes, particularly sea level rise, waves and various weather phenomena, have resulted in the erosion, accretion and reshaping of coasts as well as flooding and creation of continental shelves and drowned river valleys (rias).

Global News Edit

2009

  • Coastal ‘carbon sinks’ - such as tidal salt marshes, seagrass meadows, kelp forests and mangroves – shrinking faster than Amazon forests, 17 November [1]
  • Living in Barbados reports on Barbados Clean-Up Day, when volunteers collected garbage from the island's beaches, September 21 [2]

2005

  • "Ecosystem changes will continue to worsen, global development goals at risk", March 30 2005

Random facts Edit

Related Edit

Img13714 SCA


Gutza Wikipedia logo1 Wikipedia
  • Coast W
  • Coral reef W
  • Current sea level rise W


  • Coastal wiki, for adding or editing articles an authorisation is required. Copyright status of content may not be easy to see.



Wanted pages and external links

Blogs


Coasts Img13714 Portal - images - A-Z / UK - images - A-Z / USA
This page uses Creative Commons Licensed content from Wikipedia (view authors).

References

  1. Natural England, 17 November 2009
  2. Living in Barbados, September 21, 2009

Ad blocker interference detected!


Wikia is a free-to-use site that makes money from advertising. We have a modified experience for viewers using ad blockers

Wikia is not accessible if you’ve made further modifications. Remove the custom ad blocker rule(s) and the page will load as expected.