NERRA’s interstate investigator Nik Charov spoke with Rebecca Ellin, Manager at the North Carolina Reserve. They talked about reloading National Hurricane Center forecasts, bicoastal curiosity, and staying young while getting old.
Wetlands around the country are increasingly threatened by rising seas, stronger storms, more extreme precipitation, and drought. Planning to protect these precious resources while addressing the needs of communities …
Byron Toothman did not expect to work for the North Carolina Reserve as a research biologist for this long. “I’m 16 years in, and I didn’t know I could love a job this much,” he says.
For a community hit by a hurricane, recovery can be a long, traumatic process that begins with understanding the storm’s impacts, which helps communities to become more resilient in the future.
Using data from the North Carolina Reserve, investigators tracked a tripling in infections of the deadly pathogen Vibrio vulnificus in the wake of 2018’s Hurricane Florence. Such data is vital to track these “climate change bellwethers.”
The North Carolina Reserve & Town of Beaufort, with other partners, have removed almost 127,000 pounds of large marine debris. Now, they’re working together to prevent debris from damaging valuable coastal habitat in the future.