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Sea Oats, Plymouth Flooding, River Herring Featured in Coastwatch
Posted April 11, 2012Dunes are iconic to North Carolina beaches. Their signature species is a grass that mimics oats. In the Spring 2012 issue of Coastwatch magazine, join Sharon Settlage as she explores the sea oats that embellish the dunes and the science behind them.
There was a time when herring was so abundant in a creek that it looked like you could walk on them. What happened to the fish? Why can't they recover? Get answers to these questions and more as Jerry Allegood ponders ear bones, plankton and the memory of fish fries.
For the 2012-2014 funding cycle, North Carolina Sea Grant selected 12 new research projects, including studies on oysters, flounder, developing ocean literacy and water runoff. Learn more about these projects as E-Ching Lee summarizes what researchers will be doing.
In a short work of children's fiction, Megan Sharp invites kids of all ages to join Molly as she spends a morning with her Grandpa discovering coastal ecosystems around Ocean Isle Beach.
Boating is not for the unprepared and safe boating saves lives. Join Pam Smith as she checks in with the U.S. Coast Guard and others for apt advice to North Carolina boaters ― like tying the anchor line to the boat before throwing it overboard.
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