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FISHING FOR CREDIT:
ECU STUDENTS EXPLORE LAKE MATTAMUSKEET
Pam Smith joins East Carolina University students learning the basics during a fisheries techniques field study at Lake Mattamuskeet.
HISTORIC LODGE CLOSES FOR REPAIRS
ECU officials look for alternative housing for the field program while the famed Mattamuskeet Lodge — once a pumphouse — closes for repairs.
THE GREAT DIVIDERS:
OLD-FASHIONED DRAWBRIDGES DWINDLING ALONG COAST
Coastal travel — both by water and by road — often depends on the local drawbridge schedule. Ann Green visits with several bridge tenders.
MAKING IT RIGHT WITH NATURE
The efforts of grassroots groups make a difference in balancing growth and ecology on the coast. Pam Smith talks with leaders of North Carolina Audubon and Northeast New Hanover Conservancy who are working to protect and preserve precious habitat.
PEOPLE & PLACES:
Zen Diving: Aquarium Divers Find Niche
Volunteers at the N.C. Aquarium at Roanoke Island provide crucial tank maintenance — and get a unique perspective on marine life.
Oyster Reef Restoration: A Sound Investment
A Fishery Resource Grant project looks at collateral benefits of oyster reef restoration projects.
Insect-Eating Plants Thrive in Green Swamp
Ann Green explores the adaptive nature of carnivorous plants and shares the story of a swamp treasure: the Venus flytrap.
NORTH CAROLINA SEA GRANT: A Silver Year
Take a peek at the first in a series of anniversary events this year.