For a monogamous bird like the oystercatcher, the number of available male-female pairs is critical to the stability of its population.
Parasites have an image problem. They’re actually quite helpful.
Because flooding from Hurricane Matthew was so much larger than anything the Lumbee River had experienced in the observational record, the flood had unknown implications for the river’s nitrogen cycle.
As coastal North Carolina ecosystems rebound from Florence and Michael, new research shows that “living shorelines” helped to make saltmarshes more resilient to Hurricane Matthew.
Sea Grant is co-sponsoring “Radical Transformation of Our Seas: Stories from Fisherman’s Blues” on Sept. 25.