Ever since he was a kid, Martín Benavides has viewed sharks a little differently than most people.
What do you get when you combine new science with decades of knowledge from local fishermen? A lot of homegrown North Carolina oysters. A whole lot.
Deborah Dexter, the first person to earn a PhD at the UNC Institute of Marine Sciences, reflects on a lifetime of travel, teaching, and trailblazing.
Undergraduate researchers study whether harvesting oysters helps or hurts coastal ecosystems.
Marine science researchers at UNC have found that estuaries generate natural defenses against the effects of global warming—until a hurricane hits.
Where N.C. rivers meet the sea, oysters can protect the land, fish, and human habitat.