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A fresh take on the region's salty affairs
By: Jim Hawhee & Marie English, APNEP
In North Carolina and Virginia we love basketball almost as much as we love the sounds. Since everyone seems to be an amateur bracketologist, we’re providing one more bracket to complete this March.
During Marsh Madness we’ll highlight the most iconic species of our sounds on Facebook and Twitter. Sixteen species will face off in an old-fashioned popularity contest.
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.
News and information from the Albemarle-Pamlico region and beyond
10 things to do when visiting the Outer Banks
4/17/15 3:50 PMIn air, on land, at sea. Naturally, plenty of amazing outdoor experiences and tourist attractions are available on the Outer Banks.
Closing of wastewater plant allows waters to reopen
4/16/15 9:45 AMA move by the town of Swansboro to remove its wastewater treatment discharge from Foster’s Bay in 2008 paid off big-time at sunrise April 1, when the state reopened 400 acres of estuary for the harvest of shellfish.
Conference addresses NC coastal issues
4/16/15 9:45 AMRALEIGH, N.C. - Beach season is right around the corner in North Carolina. And on Tuesday, coastal experts gathered for the North Carolina Coastal Conference at N.C. State University.
Company plans marina project at Jarrett Bay
4/16/15 9:45 AMBEAUFORT — A planned marina at Jarrett Bay Marine Industrial Park would cover nearly 5 acres and eventually provide storage for 1,000 boats.
Access groups make proposals to NPS
4/16/15 9:44 AMThe Cape Hatteras Access Preservation Alliance (CHAPA) has made public its proposals to the National Park Service on how it believes seashore resource management policies should be changed to comply with legislation passed by Congress last December.
Saltwater licenses make concrete contribution
4/16/15 9:43 AMIt's not unusual to hear a bit of grumbling about having to pay to fish. While it might make sense for the state to regulate the number and species of fish you can land, is it fair to license the simple act of wetting a line?
'Oyster Summit' paying dividends
4/16/15 8:06 AMParticipants in the N.C. Coastal Federation’s March 10-11 “oyster summit” in Raleigh came away energized and optimistic, but realize there’s a long road ahead if the state hopes to restore the fishery to any semblance of its past economic and environmental importance.
A bridge to somewhere
4/15/15 9:22 AMA bridge to somewhere
Marine Science Academy deadline
4/15/15 9:21 AMThe deadline is approaching for students to apply to participate in the 2015 Brad Sneeden Marine Science Academy to be held this summer in Carteret County.
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