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.
The winds along North Carolina’s Outer Banks are some of the strongest and most sustainable on the East Coast. Scientists are working on ways to harvest that energy by constructing wind turbines far enough offshore so that beachgoers won’t see them, but near enough for the generated power to be brought to shore economically.
Several people have been bitten by sharks off the North Carolina coast since the terrifying attacks began on June 11, 2015. Dr. Joel Fodrie offers his insight on the possible reasons for such a surge in shark attacks & discusses precautions that can be taken. UNC Institute of Marine Sciences researchers have been studying sharks in NC since 1972.
More than a dozen different types of sharks live off the North Carolina coast. Researchers with the UNC Institute of Marine Sciences have caught and studied them since 1972, creating one of the largest databases of coastal sharks in the nation.
Pollinators are the motor the plant world depends on. These insects, birds and bats allow plants to reproduce and make the fruits and other foods we enjoy. They are everywhere, but they are also in decline. While crop scientists research exactly what is hurting these animals, the NC Botanical Garden is holding an exhibit called "Saving Our Pollinators" to educate the public.
The University of North Carolina Institute of Marine Sciences has been surveying sharks off the coast of North Carolina every summer since 1972. Currently, the survey finds that the numbers of great sharks — such as Great White, Tiger, and Hammerhead sharks — have been steadily declining, but the number of shark bite incidents is increasing.