Plastic debris in the ocean is often mistaken for food by marine animals, but researchers at the Duke Marine Lab in Beaufort recently discovered that coral found off the N.C. coast prefer it to food.
The Nature Conservancy’s Coastal Resilience program has partnered with scientists at the NOAA Beaufort Lab to create an online tool for assessing the suitability of living shorelines along the central North Carolina coast.
Researchers studied the complex ecosystems of Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune as part of a 10-year study that wrapped up in October to better understand coastal and estuarine ecosystems in a military training environment.
A recent National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration review of the endangered North Atlantic right whale’s status paints a grim picture for the species’ survival.
Published in partnership with North Carolina Health News Water filtration effectiveness, effects on human health, persistence in river sediments, and bioaccumulation in eastern oyster beds are among a new set of studies driven by public concern over GenX and the dearth of science surrounding it. Scientists and regulators are mapping out how to monitor and… [Read More]
A team of researchers from the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill will study the effect the Coastal Barrier Resources Act has had on development along the coasts of North Carolina, Texas, Florida, Alabama and Delaware.
A new report on sea level rise indicates that at least 20 North Carolina communities could be regularly inundated with sea water within 15 years but local experts feel some areas are already suffering the effects.
Researchers at the UNC Institute of Marine Sciences have found that oyster reefs may help in mitigating climate change, but near-shore reefs sequester carbon better than others.
A new study provides insight into how different types of shoreline hardening affect the ecology across a variety of coastal settings, giving scientists a model for better predicting the effects.
A panel of scientists presented plans Wednesday to advance science on GenX and other chemical contaminates detected in the Wilmington-area’s drinking water.
Not all algal blooms are considered harmful, but the right mix of warmth and nutrients can yield a funky blue-green slime that is potentially toxic to humans, their pets and marine life.
A team of coastal scientists and a computer engineer have combined their passion for surfing with decades of research to offer an online tool that promises more accurate forecasting of wave conditions along the N.C. coast.
Researchers with the UNC-Institute of Marine Sciences are working with Beaufort to help the town better protect coastal waters from stormwater pollution.
Researchers at UNC Wilmington are trying to understand how to rid the oceans of plastics that break down into pieces so small that even the human eye can’t see them.
A mysterious squid found in late March on a Portsmouth Island beach was later discovered to be a species that’s commercially fished in Japan.
Duke Marine Lab researchers with the Marine AlGae Industrialization Consortium are developing ways to create both liquid fuel and livestock feed from naturally oily, nutrient-rich algae.