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    News Briefs

    • Chowan River Algal Bloom Prompts Advisory

      State officials are warning the public to avoid an algal bloom on the east side of the Chowan River because of a toxin called microcystin, a type of cyanobacteria.

    • Oriental Harbor Joins Clean Marina Program

      Oriental Harbor Marina is the newest certified North Carolina Clean Marina, a voluntary program under Division of Coastal Management for marinas that exceed minimum regulatory requirements.

    • State Adds 2,224 Acres to Buckridge Reserve

      The Nature Conservancy, the Air Force and the state Division of Coastal Management have purchased 2,224 acres to be added to the Emily and Richardson Preyer Buckridge Coastal Reserve in Tyrrell County.

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      • Hundreds Relive Apollo 11 Lunar Landing

        Attendees showed the same awe and wonder while reliving the Apollo 11 moon landing Saturday at the Wright Brothers National Memorial, just as when the event took place 50 year earlier.

    • Commentary

      • On Flood Control, The Dutch Are Masters

        The storm surge barrier near Rotterdam, Netherlands, a feat of engineering, is but one example of what coastal North Carolina can learn from the Dutch about flood prevention.

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      • Sonar Data Used to Image Shipwreck

        An image of a shipwreck off the North Carolina/Virginia coast, likely a World War II freighter, was captured Thursday via synthetic aperture sonar data collected by ThayerMahan Inc. and Kraken Robotics on the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s ship Okeanos Explorer as part of a technology demonstration. NOAA says this type of data can be used to identify, assess and monitor underwater cultural heritage sites, and the resolution is high enough to contribute to archaeological studies. Image: NOAA/ThayerMahan Inc./Kraken Robotics.

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      • KDH Lifeguard Offers Ocean Safety Tips

        Dare County’s Current TV recently released this video public service announcement advising swimmers to “live like a local” by knowing ocean conditions and being wary of powerful waves breaking on and near shore when swimming. The video features Kill Devil Hills lifeguard and surf instructor Bri Young, who offers tips on the importance of respecting the ocean’s power.