Five Things

Five related things + a creative curator + a link to the coast = a good way to use five minutes of your time.

Why Is the Sea Salty?
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From pissed off giantesses to a pissing cockroach, folk tales and myths offer some creative explanations.

Five Fishy Cases of Seafood Fraud
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Fancy some fake caviar, imaginary fish, and sushi made from an endangered species?

The Dark Side of Lighthouses
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Mouthfuls of molten lead, wild weather, and insanity: the occupational hazards of an early lighthouse keeper.

Five Ways to Float Your Boat
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Big ships are built on land. Here are five ways to get them in the water.

Living in a Bubble
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These five organisms find home in sea foam.

When History Washes Ashore
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Rubber duckies now, duckey stones then: lost cargo from the pre-plastic generation.

Amplifying Data Through Art
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Five artists who make meaning out of science by translating hard data from the world’s oceans.

Beach Blanket Bloodbaths
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What is summer without movies about the horrors of coastal living?

Sea(side) Horses
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These breeds owe their unique features to their coastal lifestyles.

Bottoms Up
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After years on the ocean floor, these five salvaged beverages were still drinkable—for better or for worse.

Meals on Keels
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Throughout history, dining at sea has called for creativity and a strong stomach.

Captains of Industry
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Five seamen who sold the world (cigarettes, rum, and spinach).

Murals by the Sea
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Five street art pieces that offer a new perspective on the ocean.

Ceremonies at Sea
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From Indonesia to Israel, many religious and cultural groups head to the beach to revel and repent.

Whale Graveyards
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High and dry and surprisingly littered with whale bones.

Lines in the Sand
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These artists see the beach as an enormous Etch A Sketch.

Peekaboo Islands
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From tides to tectonics, puzzling events have pushed these five islands under water—only for them to rise again.

Love Potions From the Oceans
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Five titillating mojos for the coastal dweller.

Real Sunken Cities
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These five sunken cities testify to the risks of coastal life.

Coast Today, Toast Tomorrow
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Slumping shorelines, roving rivers, and exploding islands—five coastlines that I’m sure were here yesterday.

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