UNC Institute of Maine Sciences 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 Local Scientists Explore Wind Energy Development http://publicradioeast.org/post/local-scientists-explore-wind-energy-development <p>Local researchers embarked on a 10-day mission off the coast of North Carolina to map the ocean floor.&nbsp; The new data may reveal areas where offshore wind energy development could occur with minimal impacts to sensitive fish habitats and ocean resources.</p> Mon, 12 May 2014 14:50:58 +0000 Jared Brumbaugh 41156 at http://publicradioeast.org Local Scientists Explore Wind Energy Development Beneath The Waves Film Festival http://publicradioeast.org/post/beneath-waves-film-festival <p>On April 5th, the Beneath The Waves Film Festival takes place at the coast.&nbsp; <span style="font-size:10.5pt;font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;">The festival includes a variety of films highlighting coastal issues, a panel discussion with local scientists, and booths showcasing marine science that happens in Carteret County. </span></p><p></p> Mon, 31 Mar 2014 13:42:53 +0000 Jared Brumbaugh 37709 at http://publicradioeast.org Beneath The Waves Film Festival NC Scientists Study Offshore Wind Energy Potential http://publicradioeast.org/post/nc-scientists-study-offshore-wind-energy-potential <p>Coastal scientists are hoping to deploy two buoys in April to explore wind energy potential off the coast of North Carolina. &nbsp;</p><p></p> Fri, 21 Mar 2014 15:51:44 +0000 Jared Brumbaugh 36985 at http://publicradioeast.org NC Scientists Study Offshore Wind Energy Potential The Down East Journal (01/31/14) http://publicradioeast.org/post/down-east-journal-013114 <p>This week on the Down East Journal, a workshop on February 20th aims to connect K-12 teachers with local environmental scientists to help students learn coastal biology lessons.&nbsp; We visit a 3rd grade class at the Tiller School in Beaufort where scientists are teaching students about coastal ecology and food chains.&nbsp; And, the North Carolina Symphony will make a stop in New Bern next week where they will perform one of the most powerful pieces of music ever written, Beethoven's 5th Symphony.</p><p></p> Tue, 04 Feb 2014 14:04:14 +0000 Jared Brumbaugh 33533 at http://publicradioeast.org