Shore Lines

Shore Lines is a place for readers to recount an experience of personal significance that helped them connect with one small stretch of the world’s vast and varied coast.

Nourished by the Sea
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A seaweed celebration offers a glimpse into Guernsey’s past.

Climate Change, Two Ways
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A trip from Arizona to Alaska reveals that the two states have more in common than they should.

Echoes of Lives Lost on Haida Gwaii
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The crumbling poles of a Haida cultural site speak to visitors.

Life on the Surface
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A community of creatures living where the ocean meets the air teaches Rebecca Heisman to look deeper.    

Soaking in Sakurajima
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Living on an active Japanese volcano has its own steamy rewards.

The Irony of Recife, Brazil
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The beaches in this coastal city are beautiful but deadly.

The Ghosts of Village Island
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A visitor discovers that British Columbia’s Village Island isn’t as abandoned as it looks.

The Salt Flats of Trapani
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Don Genova discovers a crystalline link to his ancestors on the Sicilian shore.

Whooping Cranes vs. Big Oil
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The last wild whooping cranes whoop, dance, and mate, oblivious to their greatest threat.

The Party Slugs of Costa Rica
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David Brian Butvill dives into a fiesta that’s invisible to the other partiers at the beach.

Back Home in the New Jersey Meadowlands
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Old becomes new again after a lifetime of experience away.