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90 Minutes or Less: E. Coli Testing

April 24, 2018

Because of nationwide E. coli outbreaks — like the most recent in tainted romaine lettuce from Arizona — UNC Institute of Marine Sciences researcher Rachel Noble has developed a rapid E. coli test that only takes an hour to 90 minutes to conduct.

Science Never Sleeps

March 28, 2018

UNC Institute of Marine Sciences PhD candidate Shelby Ziegler spends many nights (and early mornings) studying the mysteries of North Carolina’s marshes.

Having an Oyster Roast? Save your shells. Here’s why.

January 16, 2018

UNC Institute of Marine Sciences researcher Antonio Rodriguez, who studies the geology of oyster reefs, encourages people to take the shells leftover from events like oyster roasts to a recycling center.

What Makes Storm Surge So Dangerous?

September 13, 2017

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.

Beaufort Oyster Industry Explores Agritourism

April 27, 2017

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.

Water, Water – and Arts – Everywhere

March 27, 2017

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

Science Network Links Researchers, Teachers

February 23, 2017

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

Hurricane Matthew Tests Strength of Coastal Infrastructures

October 13, 2016

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