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Park service installs interactive exhibits
4/21/14 9:34 AMBEAUFORT — The front door of town hall will be back in use soon, as display installation for the new National Parks Service information center is well under way.
Planners give OK to project
4/21/14 9:33 AMMOREHEAD CITY — Concerns over a proposed Radio Island waterfront development that’s been in the planning stage for years now appear to be resolved.
Red drum spring fishing season canceled in N.C.
4/21/14 9:33 AMSWANSBORO, N.C. North Carolina officials have canceled the spring red drum fishing season because so many of the species were caught during the fall.
More support builds for lab
4/21/14 9:33 AMBEAUFORT — Support is growing in Washington, D.C., to keep the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s lab here open.
Local views on environment, economy to be presented
4/21/14 9:32 AMOn Tuesday, April 22, Christine Avenarius, associate professor of anthropology at East Carolina University, will hold a press briefing and deliver a report on research conducted in the summer of 2013.
Lighthouses open for summer season
4/21/14 9:32 AMBUXTON — Two of North Carolina's best-known lighthouses have opened to the public for the summer season.
Estuarium explains fragile natural mix
4/21/14 9:32 AM
Outer Banks industrial park sets sights on sailing
4/17/14 9:52 AMWANCHESE, N.C. (AP) — A wind gust jostled the Wanchese Marine Industrial Park headquarters as its director, Bob Peele, described why a new effort to attract the sailing industry here will succeed.
Appropriations chair backs Rep. Jones to save NOAA lab
4/17/14 9:52 AMBEAUFORT —The chairman of the House Appropriations subcommittee has pledged support for Rep. Walter Jones, R-N.C., in his efforts to keep the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Beaufort lab open.
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APNEP joins iNaturalist
By Marie English, Education and Outreach Assistant, Americorps Member
Now that spring is finally here and talk around the water cooler is abuzz with plans for outdoor adventures and exploration, APNEP is excited to announce the launching of its first iNaturalist (iNat) project. iNat is a website and optional application used to capture and record observations or species sightings in nature. The goal of APNEP’s project page is to collect observations of plants and animals found in the Albemarle-Pamlico Estuarine Region. APNEP needs the involvement of citizen scientists on iNat to make this project successful. When iNat members share their perfectly-captured nature photos, they are helping to record N.C.’s natural resources and fill gaps in species data collection.
What is iNaturalist?
Anyone can become a naturalist with iNat! With an easy-to-use website and smartphone app, iNaturalist has become one of the most advanced forms of citizen science. It brings together all types of nature enthusiasts including scientists, hikers, photographers, birders, kayakers, fishermen, students, and many more. iNat is a place where users can record what they see in nature, meet other nature lovers, and learn about the natural world. Users record the “when", “what”, and “where” of the species they encounter while exploring the natural world. If enough people record their observations, it would be akin to a living record of life on Earth that scientists and land managers could use to monitor changes in biodiversity over time.