Estuaries are places where rivers meet the sea. Coastal North Carolina has approximately 12,000 miles of estuarine shoreline! Learn about estuaries and how staff at the Coastal Federation work with others to protect animals and habitats in the estuary by building living shorelines.

Touch Tank Tuesday Episode 2: Living Shorelines
Exploring North Carolina- Edge of Life
NC Coastal Reserve: Waters of Life video on estuaries
Living Shoreline Construction at Trinity Center
Benefits of Living Shorelines
Moor Shore Road Living Shoreline
NC Coastal Reserve: Aqua Kids visit Rachel Carson Reserve

Living Shoreline Google Classroom

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