Scientists tackle a number of coastal challenges that stem from shifting sediment that fills transport channels in the Pamlico Sound, including managing dredged materials to make room for ferries, uncovering items of cultural importance, and preserving valuable sea grass.
George Vanderbilt pushed the technology envelope when building Biltmore Estate, and his descendants still promote technology with a solar farm. The estate also raises canola and collects cooking oil from restaurants to make biodiesel fuel.
North Carolina is the resting point for the tiny piping plover, which travels thousands of miles to winter in the Bahamas and nest in Canada. Organizations are coming together to track the birds and preserve their resting point on the NC coast.
Unveiling baby sharks, swimming with sharks, sea turtle rehab… Enjoy the wonders of the coast as the North Carolina Aquarium on Roanoke Island helps us get up close and coastal in this 30-minute special.