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Our mission is to identify, protect, and restore the significant resources of the Albemarle-Pamlico estuarine system.

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Soundings

A fresh take on the region's salty affairs 

Introducing the Triangle Sound Series

By Jim Hawhee, APNEP
April 20, 2015

Daily Planet at the Nature Research Center

APNEP’s Raleigh offices are located in the Nature Research Center, part of the N.C. Museum of Natural Sciences. Since its dedication in 2012, the building’s four-story stainless steel globe, known as the Daily Planet, has arguably become downtown Raleigh’s most iconic feature. The rest of the facility is no less impressive, teaching visitors “how we know” about the natural world.

Though we have long partnered with the museum’s world-class staff on projects, we’ve never fully taken advantage of their world-class facilities.

Therefore, we’re pleased to announce the Triangle Sound Series. Each month, from Earth Day in April to National Estuaries Week in September, APNEP will feature a speaker at the museum to explore the natural wonders of North Carolina’s sounds.

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Partner Reels

Hooking the region's best video clips 

What makes an oyster reef restoration effort successful? Why do we even care about restoring these habitats? Researchers from UNC's Institute of Marine Sciences address these questions in this video highlighting one of NC's greatest natural resources. Due to the pressures of overfishing, poor water quality, and disease, oyster populations in NC have declined considerably. Watch this video to learn more about research on successfully restoring oyster reefs in the Albemarle-Pamlico estuary.

 

 

Echoes

News and information from the Albemarle-Pamlico region and beyond
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Economic impact on the half-shell
4/21/15 10:23 AM
As mollusks go, oysters are an especially generous lot.
Pamlico and Neuse merge in Sound Rivers
Wetlands play a vital role in flood protection, experts say
Divers, fishermen fundraise for artificial reef
Earth Day spotlights wildlife, environment for students
Rehab work on Bonner Bridge is progressing to June finish
Bird nest on Hatteras means 40 miles of beach closed
Salt: The Coast's Great Equalizer
10 things to do when visiting the Outer Banks

 

AP Map

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Have an idea?

APNEP can help get your environmental initiative off the ground, whether it is related to restoration, science, education, engagement, or policy. The first steps? Take a look at our CCMP and learn about our program, approach, and priorities. Then, contact a staff member to discuss ways that APNEP and its partners can support your efforts.

 
 

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