The North Carolina General Assembly has authorized establishment of shellfish aquaculture enterprise areas — preapproved zones for growing shellfish, such as oysters and clams.
Learn more about Building Resilience by Innovating through Diverse Group Engagement — also known as the BRIDGE project — in Robeson County. Researchers funded by North Carolina Sea Grant are gathering voices to identify diverse experiences from Hurricanes Matthew and Florence, and the ongoing recovery. The team includes members of the Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina and other community partners.
Plants that are indigenous to North Carolina’s coastal region not only add color and resilience, they may also add to your menu. Check in with Paul Hosier, author of the new edition of Seacoast Plants of the Carolinas, and folks in Caswell Beach for an interesting look at coastal edibles.
Homes with natural shorelines actually had less hurricane damage than homes with bulkhead shorelines.
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.