• 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.

  • Nesting Loggerhead Spotted on NC Beach

    A female loggerhead sea turtle was spotted making its way back to the ocean after laying a nest on North Topsail Beach on May 9. The resident who filmed the journey said the site was a once in a lifetime experience.

  • Coastal Reserve Collects Shorebird Data at Masonboro Island

    Masonboro Island is prime nesting habitat for birds including the American oystercatcher, and shorebird monitoring technicians collect data that can be used to study and protect the species.

  • Science on the Sound

    The University of North Carolina’s Coastal Studies Institute in Wanchese hosts monthly Science on the Sound lectures for the public. Officials at the institute say the program is valuable for both the public and the scientists who present the information.