The finding could increase the understanding of what’s going on in the sediment below and around seagrass root systems and improve seagrass conservation approaches.
Summer mortality in oysters is nothing new, but growers and researchers say widespread die-offs already this year have been especially severe.
UNC Institute of Marine Science researchers have found that the life cycles of algal blooms caused by cyanobacteria in water correlates to the airborne presence of fine particulate matter that the EPA calls “the greatest risk to health.”
The public can tour the campus, learn about current research and education programs and interact with faculty and staff when East Carolina University’s Integrated Coastal Programs and the Coastal Studies Institute host a free open house Saturday, June 4.
New research from UNC shows that the state’s current water quality standards for chlorophyll-a and turbidity may not protect submerged aquatic vegetation in high-salinity estuaries considered economically and environmentally vital.
Archaeological examinations of middens published this week show that Native Americans and Australians were successful at sustainably harvesting shellfish over thousands of years.
Competition demonstrates that wave-powered desalination systems can supply fresh water to people in coastal locations, including in disaster-recovery situations.
North Carolina researchers and conservationists are working with others in several states to snag a $1 million federal grant to expand and maintain a network of automated radio tracking towers connected to the Motus Wildlife Tracking System.
The Queen Anne’s Revenge Conservation Lab in Greenville is hosting its annual open house April 23.
UNCW researcher Lorian Schweikert was on a team that found the light organ patterns on the bodies of deep-sea shrimp were the best predictor of the size of their eyes.
Conservation biologist David Johnston at the Duke University Marine Lab in Beaufort says Australia’s recent decision to remove humpback whales from its endangered species list is a conservation victory and pivot point.
For years, discussions about the invasive reed focused on eradication, but recent research finds the plant can help protect against erosion and sequester carbon.
Catharina Alves-de Souza, director of the University of North Carolina Wilmington Algal Resources Collection, was recently awarded a National Science Foundation grant to help in identifying microalgae species.
The six-week course begins Feb. 22 and runs weekly on Tuesday nights through March 29.
Commercial harvests of spot have been on the decline for more than 20 years and recreational numbers fluctuate, but a multistate management approach and independent research aim for sustainable stocks.
UNC-IMS undergraduate students spent the fall semester studying new ponds created during 2019’s Hurricane Dorian on the northern most barrier island of Cape Lookout National Seashore.