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.
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.