In the wake of Hurricane Irma, UNC Institute of Marine Sciences Director Rick Luettich talked with CBS News to discuss the science and dangers behind a storm surge.
Coastal geologists say it can be difficult to know if certain areas are more prone to rip currents than other areas along our coast. One of the main reasons is because the ocean floor is always changing, especially the shore.
North Carolina has the potential to become the “Napa Valley of Oysters,” thanks to the work UNC Institute of Marine Sciences researchers, who are partnering with local fishermen to increase oyster production and promote agritourism in NC.
Hans Paerl, Kenan Professor of Marine and Environmental Sciences, dressed to impress for his presentation at the March 23 meeting of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Board of Trustees. Flipping the bottom of his colorful tie at the … Continued
Third-grade Bogue Sound Elementary School teacher Amy Byrd, with the command to “Go,” begins grabbing red M&M’s candy out of a bowl that recent University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill graduate Joseph Townsend has in his hands. The goal … Continued
Much has been made across Eastern North Carolina of rivers flooding of historic levels, but for those who know the waters the best, the story isn’t all about how much water there was or where it went, but what is … Continued
Richard Luettich, a professor of Marine Science and director of the Institute of Marine Sciences at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, joins The Takeaway to talk about Hurricane Matthew, rising sea levels, storm surges, and the challenges facing sea level communities … Continued