• Winds Whip Sand at Jockey’s Ridge

    The nor’easter that swept up the East Coast brought 50- to 60-mph winds to the Outer Banks, creating this scene at Jockey’s Ridge State Park in Nags Head. Video: wild obx

  • Menhaden Chanteymen: Music on the Water

    Ernest Davis of the North River community near Beaufort explains why the menhaden fishing crews used to sing songs called “chanteys” while pulling in nets heavy with fish. Davis carries on the tradition by performing the songs with the Menhaden Chanteymen, a group that once performed at Carnegie Hall.

  • Researchers Study Coastal Changes

    To better protect coastal communities, geomorphologists from the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill are teaming up with researchers from Oregon State to conduct studies on North Carolina’s sand dunes. 

  • Break Up With Single-Use Plastic

    Just in time for Valentine’s Day, United Nations Environment Programme, or UN Environment, has produced a short video that takes a lighter look at the issue of marine litter and asks everyone around the world to break up with single-use plastics.

  • PEACH Researchers Plan Cruise

    Scientists working at Cape Hatteras seek to understand the natural processes that control the exchange of waters between the continental shelf and the open ocean will launch a research cruise in April.

  • Climate Facts: It’s Cold Outside

    A “bomb cyclone” blizzard in 2018 capping off two frigid weeks on the East Coast left many wondering: How can the Earth be warming if it’s so cold?

  • Shoreline Project Underway In Manteo

    Manteo with the help of volunteers and private sector partner Quible & Associates worked to rebuild the shoreline using oyster shells.

  • Pilkey: The Science, Impact of Hurricanes

    Coastal geologist Orrin Pilkey explains how sea level rise coupled with stronger hurricanes could affect the North Carolina and Southeast coasts. Pilkey says officials in the state “need to pull their heads out of the sand.”

  • Adult Summer Camp Does Coastal Science

    N.C. Coastal Reserve’s recent Summer Camp for Adults in Beaufort offered participants a chance to conduct conservation science, help the Rachel Carson Reserve with NOAA’s marine debris cleanup and learn about Duke Marine Lab’s Marine Robotics and Remote Sensing Program.

  • Update: Nags Head’s Stormwater Efforts

    The Dare County beach town of Nags Head has shared a video update on its efforts to better manage stormwater runoff.

  • Sea Turtle Satellite Tag Tracking

    Researchers at the UNC Coastal Studies Institute and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration recently released juvenile and adult sea turtles into the Gulf Stream in partnership with the North Carolina Aquarium at Roanoke Island and the University of Central Florida.

  • What Is Marine Debris?

    Ocean conservation is essential but sometimes difficult to understand. This animated video explains the complicated concepts that guide efforts to protect our oceans.