The summer 2021 hypoxia forecast for the Neuse River Estuary calls for dissolved oxygen levels higher than the long-term average. Forecasted oxygen levels also are higher than the hypoxia threshold, which indicates a lower potential for fish kills during midsummer.
Forecasters predict a 60% chance of an above-normal season, a 30% chance of a near-normal season, and a 10% chance of a below-normal season. However, experts do not anticipate reaching 2020’s historic level of storm activity in 2021.
An internship entailing outreach in eastern North Carolina offers an NC State University student perspective on her field.
Cape Hatteras National Seashore, Fort Raleigh National Historic Site, and Wright Brothers National Memorial have announced several new ways for visitors to digitally connect with their national park sites.
Above: Front Street in Beaufort, North Carolina, during a particularly high tide known as a king tide. Nuisance flooding causes such public inconveniences as frequent road closures, overwhelmed storm drains and compromised infrastructure. Photo by…