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Articles in regional publications that pertain to a wide range of North Carolina-related topics.

Advancing Sea Oat Biology: Advancing Dunes

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The signature species that inhabits North Carolina's seashore dunes is a grass that mimics oats. It is a species that thrives in harsh conditions--salt, wind, ocean waves, burning sun. They offer storm protection by trapping sand that builds dunes, and they also provide habitats for birds, amphibians, and reptiles. Settlage discusses current research on this unique species.
Coastwatch (NoCar QH 91 A1 N62x), Vol. Issue , Spring 2012, p6-11, il