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Dear Members

Welcome to Coastal Research Unit (CRU). Coast is a zone of interaction between land and sea. It is one of the most dynamic parts on the earth surface. The coastal belt of Bangladesh is a unique geographical setting and is highly vulnerable to a series of natural and man-made disasters. The coast is a resourceful zone and it supports the lives and livelihood of millions of people of the country. Unfortunately very little is known about the potentiality of this dynamics system and its development challenges. CRU is a web based academic blog connecting people from home and abroad having interest on Coastal System and its challenges. The aim of this blog is to store data base and disseminate geographical knowledge on various issues of Coastal System. I am happy to know that you have expressed your interest to contribute in the academic discussion on various issues of Coastal Systems . I congratulate you for visiting this blog.

Professor Dr. M. Shahidul Islam
Department of Geography and Environment
University of Dhaka, and
Chief Administrator of the blog

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7 kinds of junk New Jersey has dumped into the ocean to build reefs

7 kinds of junk New Jersey has dumped into the ocean to build reefs

For over 30 years, New Jersey marine officials have cultivated an underwater network of 15 artificial reefs to provide a home for fish and other sea life for the...

 
‘Devastating’ coral loss in South China Sea

‘Devastating’ coral loss in South China Sea

Coral bleaching at the Dongsha Atoll Scientists are warning of another “devastating” loss of coral due to a spike in sea temperatures. Anne Cohen of...

 
Bay of Bengal: depleted fish stocks and huge dead zone signal tipping point

Bay of Bengal: depleted fish stocks and huge dead zone signal tipping point

Location of the dead zone in the Bay of Bengal The Bay of Bengal’s basin contains some of the most populous regions of the earth. No less than a quarter of the...

 
The UN has declared war on ocean plastic pollution

The UN has declared war on ocean plastic pollution

The Clean Seas campaign was launched last week, aimed at eliminating major sources of marine plastic and changing shopping habits. The United Nations has declared...

 
At least 24 dead, thousands stranded, typhoon nears Vietnam

At least 24 dead, thousands stranded, typhoon nears Vietnam

A satellite image of Tropical Storm Sarika Typhoon Sarika continues on its destructive track, killing at least 24 in Vietnam ahead of its arrival. The typhoon brought...

 
After Hurricane Matthew, Devastation in Southern Haiti

After Hurricane Matthew, Devastation in Southern Haiti

Flooded and destroyed homes in Haiti Days after Hurricane Matthew pummeled Haiti with 145 mile-an-hour winds and drenching rain, the villages are now left under...

 
Pacific Ocean “blob” fed massive toxic algae bloom

Pacific Ocean “blob” fed massive toxic algae bloom

A new study finds that unusually warm Pacific Ocean temperatures helped cause a massive bloom of toxic algae last year that closed lucrative fisheries from California...

 
 

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Two new Admins

I am happy to inform all the members of Coastal Research Unit (CRU) that Ms Samrin Sauda and Mr. Bandhan Dhar have agreed to volunteer as admin of CRU blog (www.pg-du.com/cru)...

 
Congratulations to Cricket Team of Geography and Environment

Congratulations to Cricket Team of Geography and Environment

We are very pleased to inform all our CRU members that, Geography and Environment department of University of Dhaka has finally got the “Inter-department...

 
 

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7 kinds of junk New Jersey has dumped into the ocean to build reefs

7 kinds of junk New Jersey has dumped into the ocean to build reefs

For over 30 years, New Jersey marine officials have cultivated an underwater network of 15 artificial reefs to provide a home for fish and other sea life for the...

 
‘Devastating’ coral loss in South China Sea

‘Devastating’ coral loss in South China Sea

Coral bleaching at the Dongsha Atoll Scientists are warning of another “devastating” loss of coral due to a spike in sea temperatures. Anne Cohen of...

 
Bay of Bengal: depleted fish stocks and huge dead zone signal tipping point

Bay of Bengal: depleted fish stocks and huge dead zone signal tipping point

Location of the dead zone in the Bay of Bengal The Bay of Bengal’s basin contains some of the most populous regions of the earth. No less than a quarter of the...

 
The UN has declared war on ocean plastic pollution

The UN has declared war on ocean plastic pollution

The Clean Seas campaign was launched last week, aimed at eliminating major sources of marine plastic and changing shopping habits. The United Nations has declared...