Sea Turtles Nest on NC Beaches in Record Numbers

August 16, 2019 | Katelyn Vause

Volunteers and researchers recorded over 2,200 loggerhead nests along the coast by mid-August, breaking the 2016 record of 1,622 nests.

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Wave Tanks Show Effects of Storm Surge on Beaches

August 12, 2019 | Katelyn Vause

Visitors to Jennette’s Pier Aquarium in Nags Head and MarineQuest at the University of North Carolina Wilmington are seeing storm surge impacts — on demand and on a small scale.

People-First Tourism Works to Create Equitable and Sustainable Experiences

July 24, 2019 | Katelyn Vause

People-First Tourism is a unique endeavor. One part tourism research lab and one part business, People-First Tourism sells experiences their community collaborators design. North Carolina Sea Grant and the NC Rural Center provide early funding.

Wright Brothers National Memorial Celebrates 50th Anniversary of First Lunar Landing

July 17, 2019 | Katelyn Vause

Wright Brothers National Memorial invites the public to help celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the First Lunar Landing through a series of special events July 18-21.

Female Sand Tigers Love Shipwrecks

June 25, 2019 | Katelyn Vause

Less than a year after the North Carolina Aquariums launched the Spot a Shark USA citizen science program, the initial findings could play a significant role in the protection of the sand tiger shark — a globally designated vulnerable species whose presence is linked to healthy aquatic ecosystems.