Oceanography The Official Magazine of
The Oceanography Society
Volume 24 Issue 03

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Volume 24, No. 3
Pages 8 - 13


The Gulf of Maine: Between a Rock and a Hard Place?

Cheryl Lyn Dybas | Oceanography Contributing Writer

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To understand the shore, it is not enough to catalogue its life. Understanding comes only when we can sense the long rhythms of earth and sea that sculptured its land forms and produced the rock and sand of which it is composed; when we can sense with the eye and ear of the mind the surge of life beating always at its shores—blindly, inexorably pressing for a foothold.

–Rachel Carson, The Edge of the Sea


Dybas, C.L. 2011. Ripple marks—The story behind the story. Oceanography 24(3):8–13, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2011.84.

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