Jets breaking the sound barrier, shifts in tectonic plates, earthquakes and meteoric explosions have all been blamed for the mysterious booms that occasionally rattle windows along the coast.
Seas Rising Faster Along Northern Outer Banks
Amid the ongoing debate in the state legislature over sea-level rise comes new government research that indicates that the sea is rising north of Cape Hatteras faster than in any other place in the world.
From Trash to Watery Treasure
Derelict crab pots, once destined for landfills, are back in coastal waters with a new lease on life as oyster reefs.
Marshes Hold Clues of Ancient Hurricanes
Scientists, in a field of study called paleotempestology, are searching the salt marshes behind barrier islands for signs of past hurricanes.
Taking Measure of an Iconic Fish of the Albemarle
Researchers are working with commercial fishermen to try and better understand the migration patterns of striped bass in Albemarle Sound and the Roanoke River.