oyster http://publicradioeast.org en Study Finds Oyster Reefs Keep Pace With Rising Sea Levels http://publicradioeast.org/post/study-finds-oyster-reefs-keep-pace-rising-sea-levels <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Research by a team of coastal scientists at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Institute of Marine Science is gaining national recognition.&nbsp; The study looked at the rate at which oyster reefs grow and if they’ll be able to keep pace with rising sea levels.&nbsp; After 10 years of study in coastal North Carolina, the results show that oyster reefs grow much faster than previously expected and can also be an effective way of slowing erosion. &nbsp;Public Radio East's Jared </span>Brumbaugh<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> spoke with Dr. Mon, 02 Jun 2014 13:03:36 +0000 Jared Brumbaugh 42920 at http://publicradioeast.org Study Finds Oyster Reefs Keep Pace With Rising Sea Levels Oyster Shellabration http://publicradioeast.org/post/oyster-shellabration <p>Public Radio East is a media sponsor for this weekend's first ever Oyster Shellabration in downtown Swansboro.&nbsp; The event includes an old-fashioned oyster roast, live music, and educational activities that show&nbsp; the importance of protecting coastal habitats.&nbsp; This week, Public Radio East's Jared Brumbaugh spoke with coastal scientists Dr. Lexia Weaver about the event and the organization's mission to preserve aquatic ecosystems in eastern North Carolina.</p><p></p> Fri, 28 Feb 2014 14:54:08 +0000 Jared Brumbaugh 35379 at http://publicradioeast.org NC Coastal Federation Receives Federal Grant For Coastal Project http://publicradioeast.org/post/nc-coastal-federation-receives-federal-grant-coastal-project <p>This week, NOAA’s National Marine Fisheries Services awarded North Carolina, three other states and two Caribbean nations 8 million dollars for coastal projects.&nbsp; The North Carolina Coastal Federation received $35,000 to work with fisherman to create new oyster reefs from recycled crab pots.&nbsp; Public Radio East’s Mac McKee has this.</p><p></p> Fri, 25 Oct 2013 15:09:30 +0000 Jared Brumbaugh 26274 at http://publicradioeast.org Coastal Scientists Seeking To Change Oyster Regulations http://publicradioeast.org/post/coastal-scientists-seeking-change-oyster-regulations <p>We speak to an eastern North Carolina based scientist who is part of a research project aimed at changing federal regulations surrounding the harvest of oysters in our state.</p> Mon, 16 Sep 2013 14:04:31 +0000 Jared Brumbaugh 23419 at http://publicradioeast.org Coastal Scientists Seeking To Change Oyster Regulations