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Doctoral student Carter Smith is researching living shorelines as an economic way for coastal homeowners to protect their property while also doing something good for the environment.
To better understand shark populations off North Carolina's coast, Martín Benadvides is teaming up with David Johnston, director of the Duke Marine Lab Unoccupied Systems Facility in Beaufort. Together they are testing drone technology on shark decoys.
What do you get when you combine new science with decades of knowledge from local fishermen? A lot of homegrown North Carolina oysters. A whole lot.
At the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, researchers are helping the state prepare for powerful storms by better understanding the challenges incurred by hurricanes — from storm surge and flooding to water quality and beach erosion.