#HurricaneStrong Comes to North Carolina

May 11, 2017 | Diana Hackenburg

On May 10, several Hurricane Hunter aircraft flew into Raleigh-Durham International Airport for a public event raising awareness about preparedness as the 2017 hurricane season approaches.

Illustration of invasive seagrass and services studied

Uncovering an Invader’s Multiple Roles:
Phragmites in the N.C. Coastal Reserves

May 9, 2017 | E-Ching Lee

Seth Theuerkauf, the 2015 coastal research fellow, explains how he assessed three marsh ecosystem services — carbon storage, shoreline stabilization and plant diversity — in areas with low, medium and high abundance of the invasive seagrass Phragmites australis.

View of water, boat and island.

It’s the Little Things: Searching for Fecal Microbes in Stormwater

May 5, 2017 | E-Ching Lee

Justin Hart is collecting data about the water that people use for recreation and to harvest seafood for his North Carolina Sea Grant-funded study. He wants to learn how contaminants washed in these waters might affect human health.

Fish on ice in a pot.

Just Like the Old Days: Shared Fresh Bluefish

April 21, 2017 | Vanda Lewis

When an uncle brings her a gift of freshly caught bluefish, Vanda Lewis remembers how excess fresh fish were shared among family and neighbors when I was growing up on Harkers Island.

Input Needed on New Statewide Water Quality Initiative

April 19, 2017 | Diana Hackenburg

The North Carolina Aquatic Data Hub is seeking input from volunteers monitoring water quality and aquatic habitats to inform the creation of this statewide network.