UNC-TV: How Wilson Bay Was Saved From More Sewage Pollution

UNC-TV has profiled the Quantifying and Communicating the Function of Restored Estuarine Habitats project which is a partnership between Michael F Piehler of UNC-Chapel Hill’s Institute of Marine Science, Pat Donovan-Potts of the City of Jacksonville, Carolyn Currin of the NOAA National Ocean Service, Jennifer Dorton of the N.C. Sentinel Site Cooperative and Susan Cohen of U.S. Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune. Researches are measuring the microbial processes in Wilson Bay to determine how microbes living in and around the oyster reefs and the salt marshes are removing nitrogen from those systems. They are also studying how shoreline around Wilson Bay is changing.

North Carolina Sea Grant and the Kenan Institute for Engineering, Technology & Science are supporting this initiative through the Collaborative Research Grant Program partnership.

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