Sharks splashed across headlines this summer but not reported is that many shark species are near extinction and that could upset entire marine ecosystems.
This weekend is the traditional start of the tourist season along the N.C. coast. Millions of people will flock to the state’s beaches this summer. The first tourists of the 19th century sought the “good air” around Nags Head to escape death.
It’s in our our blood, part of our very being. It connects us to our watery past. Here, on the edge of the sea, life adapts to it or perishes.
A mix of seal species is appearing on N.C. beaches with more and more frequency, but no one knows why. Could it be a consequence of a changing climate? One Duke University scientist is determined to find out.
Large, moving mountains of sand helped shape the northern Outer Banks. Whole communities slowly disappeared beneath them. Two bicycle makers from Ohio made history atop one of the them.
Almost as soon as Europeans arrived on our coast, they were taught by the Native Americans how to brew this coastal shrub into a caffeinated tea.