Institute of Marine Sciences http://publicradioeast.org en Living Shorelines http://publicradioeast.org/post/living-shorelines <p>Protecting shorelines with natural, vegetative barriers is not only better for the ecosystem, it’s a more effective means of slowing shoreline erosion.&nbsp; We speak to a local researcher about her work with “living shorelines.”</p> Fri, 25 Apr 2014 15:14:18 +0000 Jared Brumbaugh 39823 at http://publicradioeast.org Living Shorelines NC Scientist Visits China To Study Toxic Green Slime http://publicradioeast.org/post/nc-scientist-visits-china-study-toxic-green-slime <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The common blue green algae found on local waterways has bloomed into an unprecedented event in the </span>Taihu<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> </span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">basin. &nbsp;We speak with North Carolina scientist Dr. Hans Paerl </span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">about his research trip to China and what we can do to prevent cyanobacteria</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;from proliferating in eastern North Carolina.</span></p> Fri, 25 Oct 2013 15:35:43 +0000 Jared Brumbaugh 26275 at http://publicradioeast.org NC Scientist Visits China To Study Toxic Green Slime A New Program Puts Coastal Scientist In the Classrooms of Local Schools http://publicradioeast.org/post/new-program-puts-coastal-scientist-classrooms-local-schools <p>This week, we talk about a new partnership between the Institute of Marine Sciences and local schools where coastal scientists become teachers for a day.</p><p>Last week, a group of third grade students in Beaufort were learning about coastal habitats, food web dynamics and the different kinds of marine life found along the North Carolina coast.&nbsp; But the lesson wasn’t being taught by teachers. Instead, graduate students from the Institute of Marine Sciences in Morehead City offered a unique, hands-on lesson about our coastal ecology.&nbsp; Tiller School third grader Jack McMann.</p> Fri, 14 Jun 2013 16:13:26 +0000 Jared Brumbaugh 16449 at http://publicradioeast.org A New Program Puts Coastal Scientist In the Classrooms of Local Schools Local Scientist Discovers Rapid Water Quality Testing Method http://publicradioeast.org/post/local-scientist-discovers-rapid-water-quality-testing-method <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">We talk to a local scientist who developed a new method of rapidly detecting polluted water that’s likely to become the standard in the United States.&nbsp;</span></p><p><strong>For information on current swimming advisories, chick <a href="http://portal.ncdenr.org/web/mf/rwq-swim-advisories-current">[here].</a></strong></p><p></p> Fri, 26 Apr 2013 15:22:32 +0000 Jared Brumbaugh 12638 at http://publicradioeast.org Local Scientist Discovers Rapid Water Quality Testing Method