• 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.

  • U-Boat Exploration Off The NC Coast

    “CBS Sunday Morning” visits the team exploring German submarine U-576, which has been at the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean just 35 miles from Cape Hatteras, undisturbed for 75 years. 

  • Identifying Rip Currents

    Scientists from the University of North Carolina Coastal Studies Institute and Kill Devil Hills Ocean Rescue use fluorescein dye to track rip currents within the surf zone as illustrated in this short video from 2015. The video does not have sound.

  • Scientists Research Rodanthe Channel

    Scientists from the UNC Coastal Studies Institute have been working with the North Carolina Department of Transportation to provide recommendations for the deposit of dredge sediments that will result from widening the Rodanthe emergency ferry channel.

  • Science on the Sound : ‘PEACHes and Stream’

    The University of North Carolina Coastal Studies Institute hosted on May 25 a lecture by research associate Mike Muglia, entitled “PEACHes and Stream: Investigating Shelf Water Exchange into the Deep Ocean,” as part of its “Science on the Sound” lecture series.