3431 Arendell St.
Morehead City, NC
Lesson plans for middle- and high-school teachers that focus on estuarine fish habitats can be found here.
Lab Musings (mostly)
- Goal is 71 participants; any amount. I just scratched something off my to-do list. #GiveUNC - Institute of Marine… https://t.co/s7sqCZNJAB 12:49:18 PM April 10, 2018 from Twitter Web Client ReplyRetweetFavorite
- You can still be unhealthy and taste healthy...try our new kale-flavored bacon 08:27:13 PM April 02, 2018 from Twitter for iPhone ReplyRetweetFavorite
- RT @ceebeee11: Could oysters and marshes exist in a coupled system? @SedimentalBliss suggests oyster reefs that fringe marshes could thrive… 01:37:29 PM March 31, 2018 from Twitter for iPhone ReplyRetweetFavorite
Congratulations! Charlie and Anna graduate with MS degrees.
Author Archives: Antonio Rodriguez
It’s been a fun spring semester. Brent McKee and I have been leading two seminar classes at Chapel Hill. One looks at sediment accretion in North American estuaries across the Anthropocene and the other is more broad, titled Frontiers in … Continue reading
We don’t have an official Coastal Geology Club at IMS, but during our open house in Oct. 2017 there was a lot of interest in starting one. People from all over eastern Morehead City were enthusiastic about making ID cards and … Continue reading
Methods, methods, methods was the key focus this summer for my project. My project aims to understand how different salt marsh – upland morphologies affect salt marsh transgression (landward movement) with physical factors like increasing rates sea-level rise and frequency … Continue reading
Welcome Carson Miller, Molly Bost and Jessie Straub. The Rodriguez Lab is not new to Carson and Molly, but Jessie comes from Coastal Carolina University, and it took her about 10 minutes to settle in and feel like a lab mate. … Continue reading
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