During large storms, barrier islands are temporarily underwater because of storm surge and high waves. This is called overwash, and during overwash sand is moved from the beach and deposited in back-barrier environments. The sandy deposit that forms as a result of overwash is called a washover. Below is an animation that shows the evolution of a washover (Site 2) on Onslow Beach, NC during a 4-year period. Some of the most dramatic morphologic changes occurred after Hurricane Sandy and during a persistent nor’easter in October, 2015. We are still working with these data, so stay tuned.
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Lesson plans for middle- and high-school teachers that focus on estuarine fish habitats can be found here.
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- RT @MollyBost: Beautiful day scanning oyster reefs in Shallotte, NC with #antioniosbanditos #RodriGals @UNCims @AntonioBRodrig @ceebeee11 @… about 5 hours ago from Twitter for iPhone ReplyRetweetFavorite
- RT @MollyBost: Successful coring day on the New River @AntonioBRodrig @ceebeee11 @UNCims #antoniosbanditos https://t.co/0LXcEMZEYZ 05:26:16 PM July 13, 2017 from Twitter for iPhone ReplyRetweetFavorite
- RT @NWSMoreheadCity: MT @DaveDietzler Nice shelf cloud moving over Atlantic Beach, NC earlier today. https://t.co/5o0dBoz4p8 12:47:18 AM July 06, 2017 from Twitter for iPhone ReplyRetweetFavorite
Let’s share: Our first open-access article published.