• 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.

  • New Look at Battle of the Atlantic Wrecks

    Underwater exploration firm Global Subdive of Fort Lauderdale, Florida, recently shared this video showcasing its work with the UNC Coastal Studies Institute and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, surveying during summer 2016 the wrecks of the World War II German submarine U576 and the cargo ship Bluefields, off the North Carolina coast.

  • McGrady Talks Energy Policy at Summit

    Rep. Chuck McGrady, R-Henderson, discusses state energy policy March 3 during the University of North Carolina Institute for the Environment’s Clean Tech Summit.

  • Changing Coastline, Increased Vulnerability

    Recent analysis of aerial Dare County shoreline photographs from 1947, 1974 and 2007, coupled with other records and data, is helping researchers understand the region’s vulnerability to sea-level rise and other changes.

  • Fishermen Recover 4,270 Lost Crab Pots

    Commercial fishermen hired by the North Carolina Coastal Federation collected more than 4,200 derelict crab pots all along the state’s coast. Lost and derelict crab pots pose a navigation hazard in sounds and continue to trap and kill marine life.

  • Volunteers Join Effort to Clean Up Coast

    Volunteers up and down the state’s coast worked together on Jan. 14 to clean up litter on shorelines, a kickoff to the North Carolina Coastal Federation’s annual Lost Fishing Gear Recovery Project. Erica Connery of the federation’s Wanchese office captured the action on Hatteras Island.