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  • Register for the 2018 Dare County Science Fair!

    Are you a student interested in science and a student in the Dare County School System?  Enter the 2017 Dare County Science fair! Compete in the 2nd Annual Dare County Science Fair, hosted by the Dare County Youth Council and UNC Coastal Studies Institute. The science fair will take place on January 10th, 2018 at 5:00 …Read More

  • How Technology is Bringing the Pappy’s Lane Shipwreck Back to the Surface

    by India Mackinson,  Intern, UNC Institute for the Environment, Outer Banks Field Site With each passing day, new technologies revolutionize yet another field or industry, and the Pappy’s Lane shipwreck project is no exception. While the research team did great work on mapping the wreck through snorkeling and meticulous recording, they got some help from another …Read More

  • UNC CSI Coastal Processes Program initiates new research project: Submerged Aquatic Vegetation Evaluation in the Currituck Sound (SAVE Currituck Sound)

    By Meghan Savona, First Flight High School Intern Plants play an important role in both terrestrial and aquatic environments. Certain types of plants known as submerged aquatic vegetation (SAV) are especially important in helping to sustain life within our local marine, estuarine, and riverine environments. These flowering vascular plants play a key ecological, physical, and …Read More

  • Refining the Identity of the Pappy’s Lane Shipwreck

    By India Mackinson, UNC CSI Intern The mystery of the Pappy’s Lane shipwreck in the Pamlico Sound near Rodanthe is one step closer to being solved. After mapping the site and dredging targeted areas during a month-long field school, Dr. Nathan Richards, head of the UNC Coastal Studies Institute Maritime Heritage Program, and nine East …Read More

  • Graduate Student Receives Fellowship to Study Invasive Phragmites

    Invasive species, such as the common reed Phragmites australis, pose significant threats to local ecosystems by outcompeting native flora and displacing indigenous habitat.  Recently, UNC Institute of Marine Sciences (UNC IMS) graduate student Mollie Yacano was selected to be a recipient of a North Carolina Sea Grant and Albemarle Pamlico Estuary Partnership joint fellowship to study Phragmites throughout the Albemarle-Pamlico Estuarine System.  …Read More

  • Uncovering Clues to the Identity of the Pappy’s Lane Shipwreck

    By India Mackinson, Intern, UNC Institute for the Environment, Outer Banks Field Site. The Pappy’s Lane shipwreck was an enigma from the start. Going into the project, all Dr. Nathan Richards knew of the wreck was from limited oral history, leaving the name, the type of vessel, and the date of the wreck itself a …Read More

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