Articles in regional publications that pertain to a wide range of North Carolina-related topics.
for Coastwatch Vol. Issue 3, Summer 2015
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Marine ecology master's student, Shannon Brown, discusses her project of studying soundscapes in Middle Marsh on the North Carolina coast. A soundscape is the mixture of environmental sounds in a particular ecosystem. These sounds can include biological, physical, and human noises.
March 3, 2015 was the 100-year anniversary of the creation of the North Carolina State Park System. To celebrate, the author suggests a number of coastal state parks as summer vacation spots.
In the summer of 2014, researchers deployed data-logging drifters to track the direction of rip currents on the North Carolina coast. The study had two objectives: discover a way to better predict rip currents and determine whether swimmers caught in rip currents should swim or float.
The alligator population in North Carolina is steadily growing, particularly in the southeastern part of the state. Despite recent growth and state laws that prohibit alligator hunting, North Carolina's gator population is still in danger.