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Why Water Quality Matters
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Why Water Quality Matters

This guest post was written by Kellen Lauer.  Kellen just completed her Master’s degree in Marine Sciences at UNC-Chapel Hill.  She studies recreational water quality in the Noble lab at UNC’s Institute of Marine Sciences.  Kellen’s research focuses on tracking fecal contamination to its source. As the weather takes a turn away from frigid winter … Continue reading

Florida Escapes Climate Change, And Why That’s Not Really Funny
Energy, News, and Climate / Policy

Florida Escapes Climate Change, And Why That’s Not Really Funny

You know those people who take at least 1.5 times longer to do something than anyone else?  It doesn’t seem to matter what exactly they’re doing; if they’ve undertaken a certain task, you’d better get comfortable and expect them to be running late.  It’s probably frustrating to be on the receiving end of that, wondering … Continue reading

Thinking Outside the BOX: Scientists Bring Oxygen Back to Our Oceans
Marine Life

Thinking Outside the BOX: Scientists Bring Oxygen Back to Our Oceans

Oxygen is (as you’re all probably aware) important to life on land–but it’s extremely important to marine life as well. Most sea creatures, such as fish, “breathe” water and extract oxygen using their gills. Without oxygenated seawater, the vast majority of life in our oceans, other than phytoplankton and some specially adapted bacteria, would cease … Continue reading

You don’t need a weatherman to tell you which way the wind’s blowing
Energy / Energy, News, and Climate / News / Policy / Science / Technology

You don’t need a weatherman to tell you which way the wind’s blowing

Even if you are interested in wind energy in North Carolina (this blogger), and even if you attempt to feign interest in local policy matters (again, this blogger), the news last week that our governor’s office has requested an extended buffer against offshore wind farms may have flown under your radar. The NC Department of … Continue reading

An ode to the ‘Shark Lady’
How do we science? / Marine Preservation / News / Science / Science and Communication / Scientists in Action!

An ode to the ‘Shark Lady’

I realize the internet is awash with memories of the great Dr. Eugenie Clark and we here at UNdertheC Blog have spent a wonderful amount of time recently on awesome women in the marine and environmental sciences (see here and here), but I think we would be remiss if we didn’t add our own take … Continue reading