Making local beaches safer and more accessible

Local towns along the coast are stepping up efforts to make beaches safer and more accessible. Atlantic Beach is rolling out plastic walkways each morning to provide a stable surface for wheelchairs. Emerald Isle is focusing on reducing the number of drownings with the installation of over 100 flotation devices along the surf.
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Local scientists counting sea turtles with drones

A team of researchers are conducting their annual sea turtle survey at the coast this summer. But this year, they have a new tool to give them a bird's eye view. Drones equipped with cameras fly over the water and capture images of sea turtles from above.
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