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Look what washed up on the beach

The storms last week along the Outer Banks of the North Carolina Coast brought flooding in Kitty Hawk and again washed out route 12 through Pea Island. But the rough surf also brought some interesting marine animals onto the beach. Sunny, warm weather on Friday provided a good chance to check them out. In the […]

Lab’s new paper challenges hypothesis on mechanism behind Phragmites invasiveness

Phragmites stand in Duck, NC

Our lab had the opportunity to contribute to a new paper in the Journal of Chemical Ecology that shows the release of toxic gallic acid by the common reed Phragmites australis is not the key to its successful invasion of freshwater and brackish habitats in North America. A series […]

Live tweeting a class field trip to the Outer Banks

Kayaking out of Manteo harbor with the Queen Elizabeth II in the background

This Thursday morning my marine biology class at Ashland University will be piling into two vans and trekking for 13 hours to the Oregon Inlet Campground on the outer banks of North Carolina for three days in the field. This is […]