UNC institute of Marine Sciences

The Scientist and the Fisherman

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.

Woman On Board

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.

Better than Bulkheads

Where N.C. rivers meet the sea, oysters can protect the land, fish, and human habitat.