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Birding is becoming an increasingly popular pastime for people of all ages, and North Carolina is rich in native and migratory species. Ann Green follows birders to Bear Island, and highlights other spectacular birding sites along North Carolina’s coast.
At a coastal workshop, teachers glimpse into the heroic feats of the Chicamacomico livesaving crews, and learn about the dynamics of sea and sand. Ann Green takes readers to the sessions sponsored by the Center for Ocean Sciences Education Excellence SouthEast.
Restoring urban streams is becoming more popular across the nation and in North Carolina. Kathleen Angione explores two projects in North Carolina that are digging up buried streams and integrating them into city landscapes.
- Watermen Save Ocracoke Fish House
Ocracokers banded together to save the island’s last remaining fish house. Ann Green shares the story of their success and plans for the future.
- North Carolina Seafood Availability Cards Debut
New wallet-size cards remind seafood consumers of their seasonal choices. Katie Mosher describes the project that teams North Carolina Sea Grant and the N.C. Aquariums.
North Carolina’s coastline is a shell collector’s dream. Hannah Richardson explains the life cycle of marine gastropods, or snails, and what makes their shells so intricate and unique.
Blue Crab Blues
Blue crab harvests are down nearly everywhere. Crabbers, fishery managers and researchers want to know why. But studying the complex life cycle of this wide-ranging species remains challenging.