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Morehead City, NC
Lesson plans for middle- and high-school teachers that focus on estuarine fish habitats can be found here.
Lab Musings (mostly)
- Balloons of Lava Bubble into the Ocean from Seafloor Blisters https://t.co/EnVPnXWLFW about 21 hours ago from Twitter Web Client ReplyRetweetFavorite
- Accounting for Accelerated East Coast Sea Level Rise https://t.co/gKKjGHl9Wy about 21 hours ago from Twitter Web Client ReplyRetweetFavorite
- Of course oyster reefs (hard) impede marsh (soft) erosion, but they also preserve carbon-rich seds @jtridge https://t.co/K1S1zT7G0w 07:09:57 PM June 02, 2017 from Twitter Web Client ReplyRetweetFavorite
Let’s share: Our first open-access article published.
Author Archives: Antonio Rodriguez
Oyster reefs are often the only natural hard substrate in estuaries and are even labeled “oyster rock” on many old nautical charts. Oyster reefs have the potential to grow extremely rapidly (10 cm/year); in comparison, coral-reef growth, is measured in mm/year. … Continue reading
Oyster reefs are similar to other carbonate depositional environment such as coral reefs. The largest difference is that oyster reefs are located in estuaries and sediment loading from external sources, like rivers and shoreline erosion, is much higher than what corals experience. Being filter … Continue reading
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 … Continue reading
A bit of what we have been up to the past six months in photos. We also worked inside many days, teaching classes and writing papers and proposals. It hasn’t been all fun and games, though. A horrible summer in terms of … Continue reading
For the past few years we have been working on compiling a data set of the age and landward extent of ancient washover fans on a Barrier Island in North Carolina. An ancient washover fan is identified as a sand bed … Continue reading
The Ocean 180 video challenge is to create a video abstract, which is a short (180 second) piece summarizing the results of a recently-published, peer-reviewed study on any ocean-science related topic. Justin Ridge entered and chose a recent GRL paper … Continue reading
Justin Ridge found out last week that he is one of six winners, nation wide, for excellence in coastal and marine graduate study. “Justin Ridge, a Ph.D. student at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, is using innovative … Continue reading
There are many reasons to collect cores from a beach. One of the most interesting is to look back in time and see what environments used to be where the beach is today. The core is like a time machine, … Continue reading
The southwestern half of Onslow Beach, NC is starved of sand. Using a side-scan sonar, we imaged peat and organic-rich sediment at the seafloor just seaward from where the waves start to break. Offshore from that, Miocene rock is imaged … Continue reading
Sea-level anomalies are periods greater than 2 weeks when the water level at the beach is high. They are not necessarily related to storm surge or sea-level rise, rather they are forced by changes in ocean currents. On the US … Continue reading