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for Coastwatch Vol. Issue 2, Spring 2013
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Often referred to the Oscars of the culinary world, the James Beard Foundation Awards honor people and businesses in the food industry that exemplify the characteristics promoted by James Beard, a pioneer of cooking shows and a promoter of fresh and local foods. This year, North Carolina had 13 semifinalists and one finalist for the awards, many with strong connections to the shore, and fresh, local seafood.
The ocean provides much for the planet, but there is still a great deal we do not know about the workings of 70 percent of the earth's surface, especially in its deepest parts. Therefore, scientists at North Carolina universities are leading the way, along with government agencies and entities such as the NC Museum of Natural Sciences are building momentum to explore into the vast reaches of the ocean.
The tight-knit community of the Core Sound region of Carteret County has nurtured generations of boat builders and fisherman. Recently, the Core Sound region has become the focus of a new documentary, CORE.SOUNDERS, that looks at their traditions, values, and dealings with the rise of globalization and development.
North Carolina is home to a prehistoric species that was a common menu item along the east coast in the 19th century: Atlantic sturgeon. Although the extensive estuary system of North Carolina has allowed the Atlantic sturgeon to thrive, it has recently been placed on the endangered species list.
Teri O'Meara, a graduate student at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, is taking on the soft mud of the North Carolina Coastal Reserve in order to study the nitrogen cycle of marshes at Carrot Island and Currituck Banks.