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Knowing the habitats that attract young oysters — known as spat — is key to efforts to increase the stock of adult shellfish. Join Pam Smith as she introduces an N.C. coastwide monitoring program.
Trees not only provide much-needed shade at the coast, but, along with plants, they also offer water- and air-quality benefits.
- SPECIAL LIFT-OUT SECTION: Trees and Plants: Benefits to the Community, part of North Carolina Sea Grant’s Sustainability Series.
To improve fishery habitats, the state is placing concrete pieces and artificial “reef balls” in targeted locations. Jerry Allegood checks out recent estuarine reef efforts, as well as a Duke University study.
Scientists say humans are more dangerous to sharks than vice versa. Art Latham conducts an educational voyage to the sea-going world of shark research.
Cruising waters off North Carolina’s southeast coastline? Plan to include a stop at a marina with approved “pump-out” facilities.
Continuing work initiated with North Carolina Sea Grant funding, researchers are tracking the dunes-dwelling crystal skipper. New plantings at the Rachel Carson National Estuarine Research Reserve may strengthen the species’ population — and you may be able to help.
Hurricanes and aging destroyed a beloved landmark on the Outer Banks. But in May the North Carolina Aquariums will open the new Jennette’s Pier at Nags Head to offer public fishing and environmental education.