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North Carolina Coastal Issues

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North Carolina Coastal Issues

North Carolina Coastal Issues

North Carolina Coastal Issues

Only Available in Archive Formats.

Guests: JoANN BURKHOLDER Director, Center for Applied Aquatic Ecology North Carolina State University Raleigh, North Carolina LARRY CROWDER Stephen B. Toth Professor of Marine Biology Nicholas School of the Environment Marine Laboratory Duke University Beaufort, North Carolina TOM DRAKE Assistant Professor, Marine, Earth, and Atmospheric Sciences North Carolina State University Raleigh, North Carolina ORRIN PILKEY Director, Program for the Study of Developed Shorelines James B. Duke Professor Emeritus of Earth Sciences Duke University Durham, North Carolina Since 1991, a tiny microbe called Pfiesteria has killed millions of fish in North Carolina's coastal waters. In 1999, flooding from three hurricanes upset the estuarian ecosystem. On the Outer Banks, the Atlantic Ocean and development have shifted the sands. In this hour, live from Raleigh, we'll be talking about North Carolina coastal issues—from the health of fish populations to the dynamics of the state's sandy shores.