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Can you hear me now?
9/30/14 9:03 AMHATTERAS -- Think of a sea turtle nest as a baby about to be born, and the volunteer nest watchers and National Park Service biologists as the pacing family members -- waiting, waiting, waiting.
Editorial: Science, sea level and NC lawmakers
9/30/14 9:03 AMMost members of the science panel studying sea levels along North Carolina’s coast are … scientists.
Climate change harsh on Atlantic barrier islands
9/30/14 9:02 AMAs the president of the Fire Island Association, Suzy Goldhirsch has a message she says she often offers property owners.
Volunteers pitch in to clean up trash
9/29/14 9:21 AMBEAUFORT — From the general public to Scouts to university students, many different people came out Saturday to help with the Crystal Coast Clean Up.
CRC’s science panel crunches numbers
9/29/14 9:20 AMNEW BERN — As the N.C. Coastal Resources Commission’s science panel works on its sea level rise report’s five-year update, it’s doing new calculations on sea level rise rates for the next 30 years.
The science (and politics) of predicting sea-level rise in NC
9/29/14 9:20 AMIn 2010, the Science Panel that advises the North Carolina Coastal Resources Commission released a report.
Fisheries Chairman Paul Rose of Moyock dies suddenly
9/29/14 9:19 AMPaul Rose, the chairman of the North Carolina Marine Fisheries Commission, died Wednesday of an apparent heart attack.
Southern Shores residents fight town council over trees
9/29/14 9:18 AMResidents are protesting plans to remove dozens of large trees from the shady, meandering streets of Southern Shores, an Outer Banks town known for its homes tucked in a lush maritime forest.
Bulldozers and Turtles? Oh My
9/29/14 9:18 AMThe state Division of Coastal Management will submit for public comment Tuesday a series of proposals to change the way inlets are managed, including expanding the time “window” for dredging and beach re-nourishment into sea turtle and bird nesting seasons.
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A fresh take on the region's salty affairs
APNEP joins iNaturalist
By Marie English, Education and Outreach Assistant, Americorps Member
Now that spring is finally here and talk around the water cooler is abuzz with plans for outdoor adventures and exploration, APNEP is excited to announce the launching of its first iNaturalist (iNat) project. iNat is a website and optional application used to capture and record observations or species sightings in nature. The goal of APNEP’s project page is to collect observations of plants and animals found in the Albemarle-Pamlico Estuarine Region. APNEP needs the involvement of citizen scientists on iNat to make this project successful. When iNat members share their perfectly-captured nature photos, they are helping to record N.C.’s natural resources and fill gaps in species data collection.
What is iNaturalist?
Anyone can become a naturalist with iNat! With an easy-to-use website and smartphone app, iNaturalist has become one of the most advanced forms of citizen science. It brings together all types of nature enthusiasts including scientists, hikers, photographers, birders, kayakers, fishermen, students, and many more. iNat is a place where users can record what they see in nature, meet other nature lovers, and learn about the natural world. Users record the “when", “what”, and “where” of the species they encounter while exploring the natural world. If enough people record their observations, it would be akin to a living record of life on Earth that scientists and land managers could use to monitor changes in biodiversity over time.