Once the preservation process is complete on the species of mola fish that washed ashore at North Topsail Beach, the specimen will become part of the Ichthyology, or fish, research collection at N.C. Museum of Natural Sciences in Raleigh.
Spineless specimens may hold clues for coastal researchers
The non-molluscan invertebrates collection at the N.C. Museum of Natural Sciences could unlock mysteries of the coastal environment and help better gauge the effects of climate change and pollution.
NC Maritime Museums open doors to coastal history in July
North Carolina Maritime Museums in Hatteras, Beaufort and Southport are offering hands-on crafts, educational programs and activities for all ages this month.