environment/science-environmental/topics/oceans

Gulf of Mexco Coastline Ecosystem

Gulf of Mexco Coastline Ecosystem

The Gulf of Mexico coastal ecosystems are challenged with numerous threats. Changing climate conditions and the growing population and activities of humans in the area pose threats for many reasons. What will eventually happen to the gulf life if this continues?
Longshore Drift and How It Occurs

Longshore Drift and How It Occurs

Ever notice how the sand recedes from the beach and gets deposited somewhere else? This happens due to a process known as longshore drift that is responsible for shaping the coastlines. We will explore what the process is, how it works and see what effects it has on those living along the coasts.