Researchers and students from Chowan University, along with staff from the North Carolina Coastal Reserve and National Estuarine Research Reserve and Pine Island Audubon Center, explore marsh resilience to sea-level rise in Currituck Sound.
What are you doing with your school-aged children this summer? Terri Kirby Hathaway, North Carolina Sea Grant marine education specialist, offers some coastal options. But hurry. Registration for these camps start soon — and they fill up fast.
Since winter 2014, an industry work group has been working to reduce finfish bycatch in the North Carolina shrimp trawl fishery. They test bycatch reduction devices, which are gear or trawl modification designed to allow finfish to escape from a shrimp trawl. Sara Mirabilio, North Carolina Sea Grant fisheries specialist, gives an update.
Cleaning and restoring historic documents and artifacts aren’t the first things most people think of as emergency response after a hurricane. But to the staff at the N.C. Department of Natural and Cultural Resources, it’s an important part of disaster recovery. After Hurricane Matthew swept across N.C., department staff began mobilizing to help local communities and citizens restore irreplaceable treasures. — By Michelle Walker
As seasonal songs abound, Danielle Keller — 2016 Coastal Research Fellow, supported by North Carolina Sea Grant and N.C. Coastal Reserve and National Estuarine Research Reserve Program, and a doctoral student at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Institute of Marine Sciences — turns her thoughts to seagrass and the fish that hide within. Join her as she explains her fellowship research and dreams of green grass beds.