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Ocean and Coastal Hazards

From hurricanes to coastal erosion to oil spills, our ocean and coastal areas face many hazards. Explore our curated list of stories about these topics.

aerial view of flooded New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina
hurricane viewed from space
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a harmful algal bloom in Lake Erie viewed from space
animation of dead zone forming in Gulf of Mexico
View of training session at Disaster Response Center
View of a beach littered with garbage
Image of oil floating on water from the Deepwater Horizon spill
Image showing historical data of hurricane tracks