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Developer Ed Mitchell right and marketing director Rich Hudson review the location of a acre inland marina. Participants will receive state education renewal credits, a stipend, Album) and meals. The land was earmarked for development, explains Ed Mitchell, one of four River Dunes Corporation partners who saw the value of keeping the parcel intact. No locations found within 50 miles of selected location. A tour of the River Dunes property provides the answer. Strategic Plan Update North Carolina Sea Grant is currently requesting comments on potential priorities for the program in to
These days, when it comes to weird food, ask and you shall receive. Oreo is releasing Game of Thrones-themed cookies. Taco Bell debuted spicy steak fries. And a brewery in Virginia introduced a beer inspired by Lucky Charms cereal. Rushing downstairs at an ungodly early hour early to pour yourself the first of six bowls of sugary cereal while watching bad cartoons on the WB.
Ah, the good old days. Tacugama chimpanzee sanctuary in Freetown is the only center of its kind in Sierra Leone caring for the endangered animals.
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As the air rises beneath the cloud and above the surface-fed vortex, a connection between sea and sky is made, and a waterspout is formed. Sunnse to noon is the most conducive time for waterspout formation — before the afternoon sea breeze creates enough wind shear to break up fair weather waterspouts.
Wnd shear is the tendency for winds to change direction and speed between slightly different altitudes. According to Orrock, fair weather systems are fragile, and require low wind shear to form and remain stable. Once formed, waterspouts are an impressive sight, as their winds can reach mph and travel at a speed of about 1 knots. The lifespan of a waterspout varies but usually lasts no more than 20 minutes. Safety Tips for Boaters Be informed: Know the time of day that waterspouts form, the typical cloud structures and associated weather patterns.
Be prepared: Check forecasts for storms and threatening weather and always give a float plan to your local marina before leaving safe harbor. Be aware of your surrounding: Pay attention to weather inland to avoid surprise thunderstorms. Listen to weather radio alerts and warnings issued for storms brewing inland as well at sea. Steer clear: If you do cross paths with a waterspout, remain calm. Remember the typical waterspout affects a very small area.
Seek safe harbor: A large, tomadic thunderstorm could produce lightning and many different waterspouts. Coastal communities and visiting beachgoers also should watch the forecasts for waterspout risks. While onshore, waterspouts can do the same damage associated with small tornados. Boaters may worry about imploding windows or torn canopies. But according to Purifoy, waterspouts also could be armed with slippery projectiles — raining schools offish.
The new waterspout risk forecasts can be viewed at www. Information and pictures also can be sent to Tim Armstrong at Timothy. Armstrong noaa. New Bern was founded in by Swiss and German immigrants, who named it for the Swiss capital of Bern.
It would become the colonial capital of North Carolina; cultivate seeds of revolution; host President George Washington; and serve as the first state capital. For history buffs, New Bern offers more than historic markers along tree-lined streets.
Upward of significant homes, churches and other buildings — places where history was made — already have been restored.
And, you literally can smell the paint drying on additional projects in nearly every part of town — from residential to commercial quarters. This pocket park is a pleasant pass-through in the bustling business district. Some 25 years ago, community leaders adopted a long-range revitalization strategy to re-establish New Bern, the seat of Craven County, as a vibrant coastal center.
But like many small cities. That first downtown revitalization plan would become a blueprint for sustainable economic development that emphasized a "sense of place. The downtown plan gained momentum in when New Bern became one of the first North Carolina cities to participate in the Main Street Program, created by the National Trust for Historic Preservation.
Now administered through the N. Department of Commerce, the program provides technical support to smaller cities like New Bern that use historic preservation to promote economic development. For example, an earlier federal urban renewal program helped clear derelict warehouses, buildings and debris from 14 acres of land along the Trent River for new development. The complex expanded in the early s with the construction of a luxury inn.
Once complete in , Tryon Palace officials estimate that attendance figures will soar from its current 90, to , annually.
Case in point: A New Bern businessman served as a liaison for the city to purchase a building that was needed as a vital part of the downtown improvement plan. Once the sale was complete, the city demolished the building.
Known as James Reed Lane, it provides a pedestrian connection to interior parking between two streets in the business district. That might be attributed to the fact that, while New Bern has taken a long-term approach, community leaders have formulated a new urban design plan decade-by- decade.
And, success has bred success. Property values have increased an average of percent. Approximately downtown businesses employ 2, people. The riverwalk that parallels the historic district along the Trent River has given the public easy access to the waterfront.
In addition to storefront improvements, the city has seen the renovation of upper-story commercial building space for residential and office use. The expansion and redevelopment of the Union Point Park, a promontory at the confluence of the Neuse and Trent rivers, provides a scenic gathering place for community events.
Its picturesque gazebo is a popular site for wedding ceremonies. The new plan expands revitalization efforts into Riverstation, an industrial area north of the old railroad depot that includes many vacant and underutilized buildings, and Five Points, a mixed commercial and residential area.
Also on tap is a unit condo project, streetscapes and a bridge replacement — all to be completed by when New Bern celebrates its tercentenery. For his part, Talton believes it all will happen on schedule. Everyone is on board," he says. For information, contact: New Bern is a year-round destination for tourists.
Ttyon Palace, built in 1 by British Colonial Gov. William Tryon, is the centerpiece of the historic district. The palace and gardens were restored in the 1 s by the New Bern Preservation Foundation. Entanglement is a major issue for the mid-Atlantic coastal gill net fishery, which is comprised of several smaller, seasonal fisheries.
The fishery ranks among the highest in the Western North Atlantic for entanglement-related dolphin deaths. Dolphins may get tangled while eating fish from nets, a behavior known as depredation.
But it is also possible they run into nets accidentally, says Andrew Read, a Duke University marine scientist who studies bottlenose dolphin behavior.
Fishery Resource Grant FRG program to study whether acoustic deterrent devices called "Save Waves" effectively keep dolphins away from gill nets. Used widely in Mediterranean fisheries, Save Waves produce random pulses of sound at the same level of intensity a dolphin uses to echolocate, a physiological process that involves emitting sound waves to locate distant objects, such as prey.
Save Waves are anecdotal successes in Europe, but there has been very little scientific study to assess their effectiveness, says Read. If such devices can deter hungry or wayward dolphins, depredation and entanglements could be reduced, he adds. Read decided to study the Spanish mackerel fishery in North Carolina because it experiences both dolphin depredation and entanglement.
Bottlenose dolphins are capable of reducing Spanish mackeral catches by nearly 40 percent, according to one of his reports. These bycatch numbers may seem low, but the Spanish mackerel fishery is part of the larger mid-Adantic coastal gill net fishery, and TOP: A bottlenose dolphin surfaces near the Endurance.
Dave Swanner hauls in his nets as Erin Burke documents his catch. Swanner holds a basket of Spanish mackerel from his first set. The resulting totals for dolphin bycatch often exceed thresholds set by the National Marine Fisheries Service NOAA Fisheries for ensuring that botdenose dolphin populations remain stable. Each Save Wave has a microcomputer that produces sound either between kHertzor kHertz.
Lynne Williams uses a hydrophone to listen for echolocation behavior. Deterrent or Dinner? One of the biggest unknowns about Save Waves is whether bottlenose dolphins will get used to the noise with time, says Read.
In previous studies, different acoustic devices called "pingers" initially kept harbor porpoises away from gill nets in the Gulf of Maine. But pingers produce noise at a constant interval, and the porpoises adapted.
In a FRG study, Read worked with two Hatteras fishermen to study bottlenose dolphin behavior around pingers. When the devices were on, dolphins barely altered their travel patterns. Read speculated that, like the porpoises, the dolphins would grow accustomed to the constant pinging noise. Moreover, Read believed they might eventually associate the sound with a net full of fish — a response he calls the "dinner bell effect.
To properly randomize the study, Burke flips a coin to decide if the Save Waves will be activated during this trip.
The coin lands on tails, meaning the devices will be silent today. Nearby, Read, researcher Kim Urian and graduate students Ari Friedlaender and Lynne Williams board the Proteus and begin scouting the area for dolphins. Swanner turns up his marine radio and listens as a nearby captain reports only three mackerel on the last set.
Another voice chimes in, reporting zero. Shaking his head, Swanner decides to try his luck near Frisco. The reel looks like an oversized spool of thread, wrapped with layers of green mesh netting that eventually will stretch the length of the water column.
Larger fish, like mackerel, are too big to pass through the net and instead become entangled in the mesh. Each Save Wave must be spaced yards apart to create optimum sound. But Swanner has four yard nets, meaning each net requires two Save Waves. A mother and her calf swim nearthe Proteus. Leaving Save Waves on the nets also is out of the question, as the powerful net reel would shatter them.
Save Waves are designed for European fisheries, which typically haul in nets by hand. If Save Waves were ever to be used in the United States, they would have to be redesigned to withstand hydraulic equipment, he adds.
As each dolphin surfaces, Friedlaender photographs its dorsal fin for later identification. The team is fairly sure these dolphins mostly live in estuarine areas, traveling from inlet to inlet. Data from past observations and photo identification indicate dolphins living primarily in the open ocean are more likely to depredate than their estuarine counterparts. Sea turtles, sharks and crabs are other likely suspects, but dolphins usually take the fall because of their highly visible, high- energy behavior.
In a previous study, he and Urian observed a group of dolphins swim alongside as many as 10 gill nets without getting tangled. To try and answer that question, Swanner designed a fake gill net — a corkline with floats but no actual netting.
The team has recorded the same dolphins in both Hatteras and Beaufort, and they echolocate more in Beaufort, she says. If the water is turbid, dolphins may be forced to echolocate more frequently, he says.
Read suggests that dolphins use a range of senses to navigate their environment, including vision and passive listening.
Without a clear understanding of how dolphins detect nets, it is difficult to develop new fishing gear or methods to reduce entanglements.
In addition to acoustic alarms, Read hopes to study whether altering net design would affect entanglement rates. Mesh with smaller holes and made of thicker material would be stiffer, possibly making it easier for dolphins to escape. But Read cautiously balances what is good for the ocean versus what is good for those who depend on it: Dunn and Waples report similar luck from the Shannon D.
Bad weather and unusually low fish catches last summer made it difficult to gather enough data to draw conclusions about dolphin response to Save Waves, says Read. Read and his team plan to return to Hatteras this summer to continue researching the devices, produced by Save Wave Dolphin Savers. Atop a meter tower in an open field, a weather vane spins with each wind gust.
It is not a relic of the past, but a possible symbol of the future: Installed last summer by the N. Solar Center as part of its Coastal Wind Initiative, the anemometer collects wind speed data every two seconds for minute intervals.
The Coastal Wind Initiative is attempting to educate and create excitement among national developers and local residents about areas where wind speed has the potential to produce power. Wind maps of eastern North Carolina have been created for the Coastal Wind Initiative over the past couple of years. They have proved to be a useful tool for judging where wind power might be greatest in the state. But experts say that certain regions in eastern North Carolina have great potential to harvest wind and convert it into energy.
The map also shows Class 5 wind areas in some spots off the coast, as well as Class 6 wind areas — the highest on the scale — offshore of the Outer Banks. The Solar Center, with funding from the U. Department of Energy and N. State Energy Office, started an anemometer loan program last summer to target areas in the eastern part of the state that potentially have sufficient wind.
The on-loan anemometers include wind vanes, data loggers and towers measuring 20 to 50 meters tall. You need to have one year to see what all four seasons look like. Coastal Federation, according to Mast. There, traffic problems are limited to the summer tourist season. Not far from his beach house is the anemometer he received from the N. He had it installed at the nearby sewage treatment facility to keep it out of view.
But the state is several years away from creating large-scale wind facilities, according to Bacchus, managing director ofTerrapin Wind, a company that hopes one day to create what he calls "wind farms" in eastern North Carolina. Developers are having difficulty receiving long-term commercial financing right now, he says. It will be a catalyst for wind power if tomorrow someone started serving a seven-to-1 year contract. Bacchus also cites visual appearance as a critical factor.
The developers hope to place wind turbines within a five-mile by five-mile area and supply enough electricity to power half of Cape Cod. Solar Center solar energy specialist Shawn Fitzpatrick wires the wind vane on a meter tower. The Coastal Wind Initiative provides data, such as maps identifying wind speeds. A meter tower is being raised at Sneads Ferry as part of the anemometer installation process. Solar Center.
But, he acknowledges, those who are opposed to the project have been very vocal. The Coastal Wind Initiative also includes a study to gauge public perceptions of wind power in eastern North Carolina. In an effort to balance and protect public uses of coastal waters, North Carolina only allows private leasing for shellfish aquaculture and on a limited per-acre basis.
This likely would require the support of other users of coastal waters such as commercial and recreational fishers and boaters," Clark says. The wind turbines he installs run through a battery and need a much lower-grade wind to produce electricity for a single location. They [wind turbines] are very cost-effective and a lot of fun. The initial cost may sound expensive, but he cites one major long-term return: But the first step will be deciphering the data from the anemometers.
Those numbers will determine if developing wind power sites in eastern North Carolina would be feasible. Coastal Resources Law, Planning and Policy Center is examining policies related to coastal wind power development. Clark cites several complicated questions that need to be addressed before large-scale wind power is introduced to North Carolina.
These include: The emphasis this year is on unguarded beaches. And most communities with guards often have them on duty for limited hours during the prime beach season.
Tips on how to get out of a rip current — or help someone in trouble — go out to all beach visitors, including inland firefighters and rescue personnel taking well-deserved vacations. In fact, this summer North Carolina ocean rescue teams have a special message for their inland counterparts: Instincts to help are not enough when it comes to rip currents.
Too often, the experts say, those attempting a rip current rescue become victims themselves. Instinct may alert firefighters to problems on the beach. But even these professionals need to know the simple steps of rip current safety. If no lifeguards are on duty, the first step for would-be rescuers is to call 9- 1 - 1. Upon reaching the person in trouble, float together and try to keep the person calm. Often rip currents are only a few feet wide. With some very sketchy homemade demos of all the songs serving as guide tracks, we started the project by recording the acoustic guitar parts.
For me, this is always a challenge. It is only under the unforgiving scrutiny of a studio microphone that you truly realize how many ways there are to make a mistake. Thankfully, we had access to some brilliant musicians who were eager to offer their talents to the project. The second song on the album — Heading For The Coast — was completely altered when guitarist Mark Elliotson approached it with an inventive, rhythmic approach, helping it finally find its groove. The bottom end of the album was carried by three incredibly accomplished musicians: Taking this approach supported the eclectic range of songs and styles we were hoping to achieve.
On drums and percussion, both Derek Elliotson and Drew Williams brought creativity and tact to twelve of the fourteen tracks. For me, this is always a challenge. It is only under the unforgiving scrutiny of a studio microphone that you truly realize how many ways there are to make a mistake. Thankfully, we had access to some brilliant musicians who were eager to offer their talents to the project.
The second song on the album — Heading For The Coast — was completely altered when guitarist Mark Elliotson approached it with an inventive, rhythmic approach, helping it finally find its groove. The bottom end of the album was carried by three incredibly accomplished musicians: Taking this approach supported the eclectic range of songs and styles we were hoping to achieve. On drums and percussion, both Derek Elliotson and Drew Williams brought creativity and tact to twelve of the fourteen tracks.
One of the places where our highest hopes were fulfilled was when Eric Moccio — accomplished musician, songwriter and instructor — joined us on piano. This was the one time we stepped out of Graft Studio to record Eric on location in his home and on his very own grand piano. With just the right amount of push and pull, he beautifully carries the song Unlovable , while his take on Here We Go Again has changed the way we think about this song.
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