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By By Dan Beighley | November 25, 2005
Students dissect fish, examine microscopic particles to learn what is present in ocean waters.A group of fifth graders at Top of the World Elementary School will be the first to tell you that down is the direction pollution travels. As part of their education in science, the students of Susan Dick's homeroom class took a trip to the Ocean Institute in Dana Point to conduct experiments on the environment. In search of pollutants, the students went on a boat a mile off the coast to take samples of water and mud. At first observation, everything appeared normal.
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By Liyna Anwar | July 10, 2009
Marine mammal experts may have realized why a large number of seals and sea lions are coming ashore weak and malnourished. The mammals are having a hard time catching fish due to a slight increase in the temperature of the ocean, said Dr. Richard Evans, the Pacific Marine Mammal Center veterinarian and medical director. Experts are predicting an El Niño/La Niña weather pattern will begin to arrive through August, with higher global ocean temperatures already evident, according to data from the National Centers for Environmental Prediction.
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August 9, 2002
The beach has been a place of fun and learning this summer thanks to the Friends of the Sea Lion and El Morro Village. Patty Humphreys Waters, director of development at Friends of the Sea Lion and coordinator for the event, explained it is part of the group's outreach program and gives an ocean and marine life experience to children who might not normally get such an opportunity. "This event brings less fortunate children and adults to the beach for educational and fun beach-related activities," Humphreys Waters said.
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By Edward Kaufman | June 9, 2006
Thurston Middle School's first science trip to Catalina took place in November 2003 and was a disaster when 90 students suffered severe gastrointestinal symptoms from a strain of the Norwalk Flu. That trip was named the Catalina Hurl and everyone was given a free Hurl T-shirt. To avoid a recurrence, every child had their temperature taken before they could board the bus this time. The 210 students and 28 adult staff and chaperones climbed aboard four buses May 30 for the ride to Long Beach Harbor, where they boarded a boat reserved exclusively for Thurston.
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By Dan Beighley | April 21, 2006
A naturally occurring outbreak of acid in the ocean has landed 15 female sea lions in the Marine Mammal Center in Laguna Beach. A total of 31 domoic acid cases have been handled by the center in under four months this year, compared with a total of 23 last year, said Emily Wing, director of development and marketing for the organization. Seven sea lions were brought in on Saturday alone. Domoic acid is a neurotoxin caused by an algae bloom. Sea lions acquire the toxins from eating fish that feed on domoic acid-carrying plankton.
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August 12, 2005
Racism charges are unfounded In the July 29 issue, the paper published letters in response to the question "Do labor centers foster illegal immigration?" There were two that stood out, as they were especially misguided. "Activism masks racism" and "Hate mongers not welcome." Judging by the headline alone, I can see the writers were seriously misguided. Although they answered your question, instead of keeping to the topic and expanding on the reasons for their answers, they choose to use this forum to attack and accuse us of being racist.
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By Candice Baker | February 2, 2007
Marcus Eriksen's dream boat doesn't have fancy equipment and a hulking engine. It's 14 feet long and is made of 800 plastic bottles. Its sail is comprised of 15 polyester shirts, and its ropes are formed from 1,000 plastic bags. "The Fluke" was a strong visual reminder on Tuesday to the students at St. Catherine Catholic School of their environmental impact. Eriksen, of the Algalita Marine Research Foundation in Long Beach, was invited to the campus by technology teacher Justin Stephenson, who is working with a team of seventh-graders on a marine science competition sponsored by USC and Quiksilver.
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By Catharine Cooper | August 26, 2010
Magic has never happened for me inside a cubicle or when face-planted in front of my computer (although I am an admitted digital junkie). For those of you who know me and/or have followed this column, then you understand that I am most alive when I am in an outdoor setting. Whether it's wandering the valleys and glaciers of Torres del Paine National Park in southern Chile, sailing a tall ship through the waters of the San Juan Islands, or tossing beach-gathered "dream" feathers from the top of Mt. Whitney, it is adventure that fattens and fills my soul.
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July 15, 2005
Church project is street problem I've just read your article, "Narrowed street concerns church neighbors, council" July 8, with amazed disbelief. Temple Terrace is a major circulation road in Laguna. It is used like Thaila, Bluebird and Glenneyre to travel around our town and avoid the congestion of Coast Highway. I can't believe no one realized there would be a problem when the sidewalk and landscaping were put in front of the Catholic church. Of course it would expand out into traffic!
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September 29, 2011
Kudos to the Coastline Pilot for your editorial about the local effects of global climate change, "Editorial: Washing away our revenue," Sept. 16. There seems to be an effective embargo about even mentioning global warming these days. Politicians mock science and liken themselves to Galileo, har har, yet take the word of naysayers and accuse scientists of getting rich off their research grants, har har again. The folks who get their information from faux news outlets are just listening to the latest chapter from the same playbook the tobacco industry used.
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By Liyna Anwar | July 10, 2009
Marine mammal experts may have realized why a large number of seals and sea lions are coming ashore weak and malnourished. The mammals are having a hard time catching fish due to a slight increase in the temperature of the ocean, said Dr. Richard Evans, the Pacific Marine Mammal Center veterinarian and medical director. Experts are predicting an El Niño/La Niña weather pattern will begin to arrive through August, with higher global ocean temperatures already evident, according to data from the National Centers for Environmental Prediction.
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By By Dan Beighley | November 25, 2005
Students dissect fish, examine microscopic particles to learn what is present in ocean waters.A group of fifth graders at Top of the World Elementary School will be the first to tell you that down is the direction pollution travels. As part of their education in science, the students of Susan Dick's homeroom class took a trip to the Ocean Institute in Dana Point to conduct experiments on the environment. In search of pollutants, the students went on a boat a mile off the coast to take samples of water and mud. At first observation, everything appeared normal.
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