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Shackleford Banks, part of the Cape Lookout National Seashore, is a 3,000-acre uninhabited island near Atlantic Beach. A herd of 112 wild horses lives there, one of only a few wild herds remaining in the country. The herd's reproductive rate is carefully controlled to keep the horses from putting a strain on the island's food and water resources. To understand how the horses thrive and survive in the island's harsh environment, the National Park Service has undertaken a study of the horses' eating habits. The study will look at seasonal eating habits and whether different habitats provide different nutritional contents. No findings have been reported as yet, and the study will take another year to complete.
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After a thirty-year lull, residents of eastern North Carolina received a grim reminder of the power of a hurricane when Fran, a category 3 storm, came ashore on September 5, 1996, at Topsail Island and drove as far inland as Raleigh. The storm was part of a one-two punch; Hurricane Bertha had struck the area two months before in July. Fran left $5 billion in damages. Green examines changes that have taken place over the last ten years, including building code updates for ocean properties, beach recovery, and new coastal insurance options.
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Along Morehead City's waterfront the number of commercial fishing boats has declined, charter boats are increasing in number, and new development projects are starting up. During the past twenty-five years the city obtained a Community Development Block Grant for waterfront improvement. That, plus private investment, has brought the town a new sea wall, underground utilities, brick paved sidewalks with planters along the waterfront, and new boat docks available for the public. Green takes the reader on a tour of Morehead City's new look.
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Michael P. Voiland, assistant director for research and development at Cornell University, is the new director of North Carolina Sea Grant. He succeeds Roland G. Hodson, who is retiring June 30, 2006. Voiland has held a number of positions for the past thirty years in New York's Sea Grant and Land Grant programs, including Great Lakes program coordinator and associate director and extension program leader for New York Sea Grant.
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Springer's Point is one of the largest undeveloped tracts remaining within the historic village of Ocracoke. This thirty-one-acre site was once poised for development, but it was saved by a ten-year preservation campaign led by the North Carolina Coastal Land Trust with support from several similar groups. The new preserve is a diverse coastal community of plants, wildlife, and things that go bump in the night. An interpretative trail leads visitors through the area.
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Development is moving inland from the coasts, and condominium complexes and housing communities are springing up along inland waterways. There is concern that this land-change will affect aquatic organisms downstream and in the estuaries. To address this concern, the North Carolina Blue Crab Research program is funding a research project at East Carolina University. The researchers are Greg Meyer, an ECU doctoral student; Joe Luzckovich, a fishery biologist; Mark Brinson, a wetland ecologist; and Terry West, an invertebrate zoologist. Seiling discusses the team's research and some early results.
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Coastwatch (NoCar QH 91 A1 N62x), Vol. Issue , Early Summer 2006, p24-26, il, map Periodical Website
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Ronald Hodson came to North Carolina in 1973 to work as a research associate in the fledgling North Carolina Sea Grant program. He is retiring in 2006, after thirty-three years service. He has been the program's director since 1998. Moser looks at his career.
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Coastwatch (NoCar QH 91 A1 N62x), Vol. Issue , Early Summer 2006, p20-23, il, por Periodical Website