Hakai Magazine

Coastal science and societies

From Old English, a strand is the land along the edge of the sea. Photo by Alex Robinson/Robert Harding World Imagery/Corbis
From Old English, a strand is the land along the edge of the sea. Photo by Alex Robinson/Robert Harding World Imagery/Corbis

Welcome to Strand

Hakai Magazine’s home for daily news about the coast.

Authored by

by Colin Schultz

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The strand is a busy place.

A strand is the land along the shore. It’s the place where the beaches and docks connect soil to surf. Though we often think of land and sea as separate, the strand is not a border—it’s an interface. The strand is where fishermen bring their catch ashore, billionaires anchor their luxury yachts, and scientists hunt for the next discovery.

Strand, Hakai Magazine’s daily news blog, will capture the bustle and diversity of life along the coast. Every weekday, Strand will share the news from the shoreline, covering stories about the things, people, and ideas that pass between land and sea.

Strand’s focus is broad: science and society of the world’s coastlines. So too is our view of the news.

Strand will cover what’s happening now through thoughtful reports and analysis. But our reporters are also peering out from the crow’s nest, scanning for a glimpse of the future. Others are diving deep, uncovering new twists in the unfinished tales that had sunk out of sight.

Hakai Magazine is a place for stories. In some cases, our writers will spin these threads into powerful yarns. In others, we’ll be unraveling life on the coast strand by strand.