Women in science will be on hand as role models for an event designed to spark middle school-aged girls‘ interest in technical fields set for April 1 at Duke University Marine Lab in Beaufort.
The fifth annual SciREN Coast event brought together more than 130 scientists and educators to find creative ways to teach scientific concepts.
Researchers in North Carolina recently published a study that shows fish “went missing” from a normally populated reef during seismic blasting for geological mapping.
Candid Critters, a photography experiment launched on the coast last year to gauge the diversity and range of wildlife for conservation and management, is going statewide.
Hans Paerl of UNC Institute of Marine Sciences, one of the founders of the recently suspended state ferry-based water quality monitoring program, says the work of the project is too important to abandon.
The Environmental Protection Agency recently published draft standards for water quality and swimming advisories related to harmful algae blooms caused by nutrient-rich stormwater and agricultural runoff.
A recent federal study estimates the monetary value of reducing stormwater runoff from development, suggesting that over time hundreds of millions of dollars in groundwater resources can be saved.
Dr. Craig Harms of N.C. State’s Center for Marine Sciences and Technology in Morehead City not only treats sick and injured sea turtles and other marine life, he and others here advance the science.
New research from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill may provides a way to know how much human presence sensitive coastal areas may be able to withstand.
Specialists at the North Carolina Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores invited paying guests for a boat ride to the Gulf Stream Wednesday to release 33 rehabilitated juvenile sea turtles rescued from area beaches.
NOAA recently determined that most populations of humpback whales have rebounded and are no longer threatened or endangered, but some conservation groups say the status change is premature.
Researchers are using advanced technology to more fully explore recently discovered wreckage of a German U- boat and an Allied merchant ship that were sunk off Cape Hatteras in 1942.
Whether it’s the smell of the sea or the rhythmic lapping of waves upon the shore, science has long known the calming effect the ocean has on the human mind, the “blue mind” as one scientist calls it.
Those of us who live on or visit the N.C. coast know how special it is, but we’re also part of a larger region now recognized by an international environmental group as one of the most biologically diverse places on Earth.
In a rare partnership David “Clammerhead” Cessna, a Carteret County fisherman, and UNC researchers Niels Lindquist and Joel Fodrie are working together on a new way to bring back North Carolina’s oyster populations.
Researchers need your help to document this week’s unusually high tides, which could provide a taste of our watery future as sea-level rise accelerates.