Researchers at the UNC Institute of Marine Sciences have been studying local ecosystems under oyster farms, comparing their seagrass and fish communities to areas without oyster gear.
As sea levels continue to rise, researchers consider how coastal wetlands may be impacted. Until now, few studies have addressed how rising sea levels may affect mercury deposits in the coastal region. Check out new research funded by North Carolina’s Sea Grant and Water Resources Research Institute programs.
North Carolina Sea Grant hosted the 2019 Coastal Conference in Wilmington at the Hotel Ballast.
Using remote sensing technology, Melinda Martinez and Emily Ury are investigating the mysteries underlying coastal ghost forests.
North Carolina’s commercial fisheries support local communities by providing important sources of employment, business income and food, explains Jane Harrison, North Carolina Sea Grant’s coastal economist. She is leading a research team for a new study to quantify economic impacts of fisheries and the related supply chains.