Tracy Skrabal, of North Carolina Coastal Federation, instructs workshop participants in the use of the dibbler for planting Spartina alterniflora at a Living Shoreline site on Pivers Island. Credit: North ... Read More
A group of enthusiastic volunteers helped plant Spartina alterniflora, or salt marsh cordgrass, at the Rachel Carson Reserve, a component of the North Carolina National Estuarine Research Reserve in Beaufort, ... Read More
By Maggie Broadwater, guest blogger from NOAA's Harmful Algal Bloom Analytical Response Team. A bottlenose dolphin calf in the Gulf of Mexico. Credit: NOAA. Animals living in coastal waters can ... Read More
The U.S. benefits from a wealth of resources and activities that depend on healthy coastal habitats. However, these habitats are being degraded by extensive hardening of shorelines due to climate-driven ... Read More
NCCOSfunded scientists from the University of North Carolina documented the effect of rocky sills (shore-parallel, rock structures) on near shore habitat. Short rock sills are a common stabilization method and ... Read More
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