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By: Marygrace Knight, APNEP
Rhana and her sidekick Beau make a great education duo!
Here at APNEP, we like to consider ourselves heroes… Nature Heroes, that is!
This summer, APNEP is proud to partner with the North Carolina Aquarium at Roanoke Island to support a program for local libraries called "We are Nature Heroes!: Successes and Challenges in Endangered Species Restoration.” This program focuses on two animal species that have been successfully removed from the Endangered Species List—alligators and ospreys—and one that is currently on the Endangered Species List: sea turtles.
News and information from the Albemarle-Pamlico region and beyond
Soul searching in Nags Head
10/8/15 11:02 AMIn the second public meeting of the ambitious “Focus Nags Head” initiative, more than 50 residents gathered on Sept. 28 at Jennette’s Pier for a discussion of the town’s character and future that touched on topics from beach nourishment to demographic diversity.
Emerald Isle implements deck inspections program
10/8/15 10:58 AMA mandatory deck inspections program has been implemented in Emerald Isle in an effort to promote visitor safety in the wake of two deck collapses at vacation rental homes in the town this summer.
Fisheries commission delays vote on southern flounder
10/7/15 10:22 AMA state commission will delay until November a decision on whether the state should impose new restrictions on southern flounder in an effort to protect the potentially over-fished coastal stock.
Institute Awarded Grant for Marsh Study
10/7/15 10:20 AMMOREHEAD CITY — Researchers at the University of North Carolina Institute of Marine Science have scored a federal grant to study how coastal marshes respond to the combined effects of sea level rise, tides and storm surge.
Turtle hatchlings survived storm, tides to make trek to sea
10/7/15 9:55 AMCAROLINA BEACH -- When Gayle Tabor and Jennifer Beddoe heard the news of the approaching storm, their thoughts immediately turned to the sea turtle nest on Carolina Beach they oversee as volunteers with the Pleasure Island Sea Turtle Project.
Ocracoke still closed to visitors; swift water rescue team in Swan Quarter
10/7/15 9:49 AMHigh water still makes driving hazardous on this Outer Banks island, but Hyde County officials said they believe the worst has passed.
Rain, damage reports released
10/7/15 9:45 AMThe rain and winds finally moved out of the area Tuesday but not before leaving Onslow County soggy from a storm event that dropped as much as 20 inches of rain along some areas of the coast.
Sea beans: A rare find in the Outer Banks
10/5/15 11:33 AMTerri Kirby-Hathaway pulled a box full of shells and sea beans from under her desk. An upset postal worker had written a note on it, exclaiming, "Sand everywhere!"
Rising water threatens ferry runs, Ocracoke evacuation ordered
10/2/15 10:31 AMThe Hyde County Board of Commissioners has declared a State of Emergency for Hyde County, and a mandatory evacuation for Ocracoke Island began at 3 p.m. today.
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