Wildlife

09.05.2014

The State of the Sharks

Topics: Fisheries, Wildlife

Some say sharks are endangered, others that great whites are on the surge. We take you on a shark research ship to learn what's happening to our coast's top predators. More >

09.04.2014

The Plight of the Monarchs

Topics: Native Plants, Outer Banks, Wildlife

Soon the monarch butterflies will begin their fall migration along Eastern North Carolina. However, some experts say this keystone species is in serious trouble. More >

09.03.2014

Our Coast: Alligator River Refuge

Topics: Nature, Northeast Coast, Our Coast, Wildlife

The watery wilderness that is the Alligator River National Wildlife Refuge is 30 years old this year. The red wolves, the red cockaded woodpeckers, the black bears and, yes, the alligators should be rejoicing. More >

08.25.2014

Coastal Primer: 'Critical Habitat'

Topics: Coastal management, Wildlife

The federal Endangered Species Act requires the protection of habitat that listed species need to recover. But the creation of so-called "critical habitat" almost always leads to conflicts and usually lawsuits. More >

07.25.2014

Democracy Honeybee Style

Topics: Nature, Northeast Coast, Pesticides, Wildlife

Fountain Odom doesn’t belabor the metaphor, but he does seem to appreciate the workings of democracy with honeybees more so than those of his former colleagues in the N.C. General Assembly. More >

07.24.2014

Horseshoe Crabs: Our Coast's Living Fossils

Topics: Coastal management, Wildlife

Conch fishermen, little shorebirds called red knots and flu vaccinations all share something in common. That's right. Horseshoe crabs. More >

07.18.2014

Time to Forget the Groin at Figure Eight

Topics: Coastal management, Southeast Coast, Terminal groins, Wildlife

An ill-conceived effort to build a terminal groin on a spit of land in Rich Inlet should be abandoned in favor of a more environmentally friendly alternative. More >

07.07.2014

Explore the Beauty of the Marsh on Foot

Topics: Nature, NCCF in the News, Southeast Coast, Wildlife

Participants will explore marshes and learn about the plants and animals that live there and how they adapt to ever-changing conditions. More >

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