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A fresh take on the region's salty affairs
By: Katia Griffin-Jakymec
The field team stands triumphant after a full day of sampling.
Last summer, APNEP completed an intensive field sampling effort that took APNEP staff and partner volunteers to 33 sites located throughout the Sounds, from the northern reaches of Currituck Sound to the brackish waters of Bogue Sound near Swansboro. Our objective was to measure indicators of water quality, sediment type and benthic macro-invertebrates within a nine-week field season. With the clock ticking, we had to move quickly. After ordering equipment, completing training, assembling crews, it was time to get our feet wet!
News and information from the Albemarle-Pamlico region and beyond
Hatteras, Ocracoke on generator power for the next week
12/17/15 9:37 AMThe first tangible signs that the half-century old Herbert C. Bonner Bridge is finally being replaced have emerged on the south shore of Oregon Inlet, as contractors cut the high voltage power line that supplies electricity to Hatteras and Ocracoke islands early Wednesday.
Living Shorelines Get a Boost in N.C.
12/16/15 9:19 AMOCEAN — Living shorelines – the use of marsh grass, oyster shells and other natural materials to protect eroding estuarine shorelines and crucial habitat instead of bulkheads – just got a big boost along the N.C. coast.
Oyster Farming Offers Hope to Some
12/15/15 10:12 AMOyster cultivation along the N.C. coast holds much promise, as touted by proponents in the state legislature, but many of the challenges and barriers to restoration arise from conflict around the private leasing of a public trust, finding a robust strain of oysters suited for our waters, cost prohibitive barriers to entry and the stigma of aquaculture.
Humpback whale beached in Hatteras
12/15/15 10:10 AMA humpback whale was found dead on the beach Monday near the end of Hatteras Island.
Outer Banks bridge repairs could begin in 2017
12/15/15 10:08 AMRepairs planned for three bridges connecting the Outer Banks to the rest of the world could begin in 2017.
Chef Keith Rhodes resigns from fisheries commission after flounder fracas
12/7/15 1:40 PMWILMINGTON – A prominent local chef has resigned from a state fisheries commission after a vote on flounder fishing restrictions that drew angry debate and social media comments.
Preliminary work is underway on new interim Pea Island bridge
12/7/15 1:40 PMDrivers on Highway 12 in Dare County are beginning to see activity at the site of the temporary Pea Island bridge over New Inlet.
Dune repairs start along N.C. 12 on Ocracoke Island
12/7/15 1:39 PMWork will start this weekend to repair dunes along N.C. 12 on the north end of Ocracoke Island damaged by a series of October storms, using sand from the Hatteras Inlet dredging project.
Nags Head set to host two-day Sea Grant climate conference
12/7/15 1:39 PMAs national leaders and thousands of participants from around the globe gather in Paris for a conference on climate change, the town of Nags Head is preparing to host its own modest version of a summit on the issue.
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