Michael Manganello

Preparing for the peak of hurricane season

Preparing for the peak of hurricane season

More than two months into the 2023 hurricane season, the Atlantic basin has been relatively calm and North Carolina hasn’t yet faced a threatening storm. But warm water temperatures being observed off the coast and throughout the south Atlantic serve as a reminder...

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Reclaiming our coastlines from Beach Vitex

Reclaiming our coastlines from Beach Vitex

There’s so much to enjoy about North Carolina’s beaches in summertime, but while you’re there, be on the lookout for a pesky invasive species that is threatening to disrupt our coastal ecosystems. Beach vitex (Vitex rotundifolia) is a deciduous, woody vine that was...

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