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Shifting sands filling up shipping lanes are a fact of life on the North Carolina coast. Scientists are looking at new ways to manage dredged materials that helps the environment.
North Carolina State University/Oyster Reefs in Pamlico SoundUniversity of North Carolina/Marshes, Sills, and FishSmithsonian Institute/Seagrass and Seagrass Beds
What is dredging, and what challenges does it pose for the underwater habitats in Pamlico Sound?How do salt marshes help keep water clean?Why is seagrass an important factor in reducing carbon levels?What are three options environmentalists are considering the locations for dredged material in the Pamlico Sound?
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