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Data Streams From the Ocean:
DataStreme Ocean Class Visits the Sea

Art Latham ventures onto a 1,000-foot research pier in Duck with a class led by Terri Kirby Hathaway and others. DS-Ocean spreads ripples of ocean-related science knowledge to secondary classrooms.

Estuarine Research on the Half Shell

Armed with wire brushes, a young scientist is trying to determine how algal cover might affect the success of oyster reefs in the Rachel Carson component of the N.C. National Estuarine Research Reserve. Kerry Irish explains how.

Counting Kings:
Text Reporting Catches On

Tournament anglers are texting their catches to help determine the status of king mackerel stocks. Pam Smith describes how this new technology might help fishery managers.

Discovery Key to Early Learning

Wondering what to do at the coast with preschool and early elementary children this summer? Ryan Shalley lists a few fun — and educational — activities.

Homework Before Buying Coastal Property

An updated brochure can answer some questions for people who are considering the purchase of coastal real estate.

Coastal Wild Edibles: Stalking the Wild Sea Lettuce

Calling all locavores. Terri Kirby Hathaway takes readers foraging along the state’s coast for overlooked treasures to bring to the dinner table. Recipes included.

Break the Grip of the Rip

Download and print this mini poster, pack it in your beach bag and use the tips to stay safe while swimming this summer.

Seashells of North Carolina

You’ll see seashells down by the seashore. Use this popular guide on your next beach trip.