The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer, or MODIS, on NASA’s Earth Observing System satellite Terra captured this image Jan. 7, that shows ice in the Albemarle Sound after a powerful nor’easter dumped snow across the East Coast and another blast of bitterly cold air drove frigid temperatures lower still.
Photograph by Lisa Miles.
Watermen up and down the N.C. coast are readying their crab pots this time of year in anticipation of blue crabs moving back into shallow waters to molt. For some visitors, simply admiring the blue crab can be a thrill.
Photograph by Barry Fetzer.
When the sky is on fire, it doesn’t matter that the temperature is freezing outside.
Outer Banks artist Randi Machovec’s hands were frozen as she snapped this shot last week of her pier on the Pamlico Sound in Waves, a small town on Hatteras Island. “A rare sight for us islanders,” Machovec wrote.
Photograph by Sam Bland.
The shallow depth of field and statuesque profile of this coastal bird that frequents North Carolina’s marshes makes the great blue heron’s brilliant colors, lanky body and feathers’ texture pop into focus. In this photo we can truly admire the heron’s greatness.
Photograph by Jeffery King
Five years ago this week Oak Island was a winter wonderland.
This is the last of a two-part roundup of bills passed by the N.C. General Assembly this year that affect natural resources on the coast. This part covers beaches, dredging, water and wildlife.
The N.C. General Assembly passed numerous bills this year that will affect natural resources and conservation on the coast. In the first of a two-part roundup, we take a look at bills dealing with farming, forestry, energy and transportation.
As we head into the height of the hurricane season, we pause to remember two catastrophic hurricanes a decade apart that have significant anniversaries this year.
Emergency legislation before Congress that is intended to provide relief to victims of Hurricane Sandy would also send $11 million to the Outer Banks to dredge clogged Oregon Inlet and the Hatteras ferry channels.
More than a month after Hurricane Sandy passed the N.C. coast, state highway officials are still trying to keep traffic moving along Hatteras Island’s main roadway.
The ocean flooded neighborhoods, covered N.C. 12 and felled a pier along the Outer Banks as Hurricane Sandy went by. Hatteras Island is once again cut off from the rest of the world.