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Finding Fish in Lots of Water

The best anglers intuitively understand the link between fish and their surrounding environment and cast accordingly. Many of the same principles used by surf anglers apply to recreational and commercial fishing in the ocean and sounds.

Rediscovering Learning:
Ocracoke Offers Teachers Renewal Experience

Workshops at the new N.C. Center for the Advancement of Teaching’s eastern campus offer educators professional and personal development. Ann Green joins a group on a fishing excursion in the Pamlico Sound.

Oyster Metrics: Reef Research Identifies Habitat

North Carolina Sea Grant scientists are answering critical questions about oyster reef restoration projects. Their findings will help resource managers in the state and across the region.

Simply Shellfish:
Growers Tout Shellfish Aquaculture Sustainability

The water-filtering capability of oysters and clams is just one attraction of shellfish aquaculture. A January conference will give the public a chance to connect with growers and to learn more about the industry in the state and region.

Secrets of the Shallows: Nuisance Moss Animal Invades North Carolina Coast

Unseasonable warm water temperatures and drought conditions in 2001 may have lured an unwelcome visitor to the North Carolina coast last fall. Kathleen Angione explores the sudden appearance of a nuisance moss animal that clogged fishing nets from Core Sound to Oregon Inlet.

Oak Island Lighthouse: Welcome Sight for Mariners and Landlubbers

A Brunswick country treasure is now open to the public thanks to the Federal Lands to Parks Program and the dedicated citizens of Caswell Beach. Pam Smith takes readers to North Carolina’s youngest lighthouse.