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NCCAT Workshop Reinvigorates Teachers
Ann Green follows teachers on a sailing adventure in Beaufort Inlet, where they learn about sailing dynamics — from terminology to choice spots for sailing around the world.
Mother Nature’s Handiwork
Modern-day coastal settlers are discovering the beauty and benefits of native plants in gardens big and small. Experts share information with Pam Smith.
FROM TRASH TO TREASURE:
Oyster Shell Recycling
Oysters need oyster shells to start their lives, but shells often end up in landfills or used as driveway surface. Kathleen Angione explores how a recycling project in Carteret County helps put these precious resources back in the water.
OCEAN OBSERVING SYSTEMS GENERATE WAVES OF DATA
A new buoy launched off Cape Lookout provides valuable data for researchers, surfers and fishers. Another new system at Jennette’s Pier provides water conditions to pier and surf anglers.
Beyond Blue: Crabbing in Color
Do certain crab pot colors attract more crabs? Many crabbers think so. Erin Seiling joins an Albemarle crabber trying to answer this question through an N.C. Blue Crab Research Grant.
PEOPLE & PLACES:
A Small River Sets a Big Precedent
Paddlers are enjoying stretches of the White Oak River again, thanks to an innovative debris-clearing project. Julie Powers explains the motivations and strategies.