• Reefs As Carbon Sinks? Location Matters

    Researchers at the UNC Institute of Marine Sciences have found that oyster reefs may help in mitigating climate change, but near-shore reefs sequester carbon better than others.

  • Study: Predicting How Seawalls Affect Ecology

    A new study provides insight into how different types of shoreline hardening affect the ecology across a variety of coastal settings, giving scientists a model for better predicting the effects.

  • Summer Recipe: How to Make An Algal Bloom

    Not all algal blooms are considered harmful, but the right mix of warmth and nutrients can yield a funky blue-green slime that is potentially toxic to humans, their pets and marine life.

  • Surfing Scientists Develop Wave Forecast Tool

    A team of coastal scientists and a computer engineer have combined their passion for surfing with decades of research to offer an online tool that promises more accurate forecasting of wave conditions along the N.C. coast.

  • MAGIC Team Reveals Algae’s Hidden Powers

    Duke Marine Lab researchers with the Marine AlGae Industrialization Consortium are developing ways to create both liquid fuel and livestock feed from naturally oily, nutrient-rich algae.

  • Cape Becomes Laboratory for Climate Study

    Historic structures that are part of the Cape Lookout National Seashore are being used to test a developing strategy for dealing with the vulnerability of cultural resources to climate change.

  • Women in Science to Host Event for Girls

    Women in science will be on hand as role models for an event designed to spark middle school-aged girls‘ interest in technical fields set for April 1 at Duke University Marine Lab in Beaufort.