Froglet on a blade of grass

Indicators of Hope: Coastal green treefrogs develop salt tolerance

October 24, 2017 | E-Ching Lee

An East Carolina University researcher is finding that green treefrogs are changing to live in higher salinities — and that adaptation could prevent some coastal populations from going extinct.

Tents among dunes

Traveling Coastal North Carolina by Convoy and Kayak

July 6, 2017 | E-Ching Lee

Sarah Spiegler looks back on a class that introduced students — many of them aspiring coastal resource managers — from the University of North Carolina Wilmington to relevant coastal issues in North Carolina.

Local Dish: Live from the Coast of North Carolina

June 28, 2017 | E-Ching Lee

Lisa Prince, marketing specialist for the N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, shares a sneak peek behind the scenes on WRAL’s Local Dish and lists upcoming seafood recipes that will air on Friday mornings in July.

Aerial view of part of the Neuse River

Investigating Nitrogen Loading Trends in the Neuse River Basin

June 16, 2017 | E-Ching Lee

In the past couple of decades, nitrogen has been increasing in the Neuse River. Urbanization and livestock may be contributing to this increase. Hayden Strickling is developing a model to determine the sources of this nitrogen increase, to inform management strategies to improve water quality in the Neuse River Estuary.

New Faces

May 24, 2017 | E-Ching Lee

Meet the interns who will work with North Carolina Sea Grant this summer — Emma Bouie, Danielle Costantini and Christian Kamrath.