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IMS scientists, give close-up look at Neuse River research

Faculty members from UNC-Chapel Hill got a first-hand look at the work done by the school’s Institute for Marine Sciences (IMS) in Morehead City during a tour of the Neuse River Thursday.

Dr. Nathan Hall demonstrates monitoring water quality on the Neuse River

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Hans and The Conversation

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More frequent and intense tropical storms mean less recovery time for the world’s coastlines

What happening on the Neuse?

Hi all,
Catching up again. Attached are the three figures showing conditions from mid-July to the end of August. Up until the last Neuse run conditions were typical for summertime under low/moderate flows. Salinity was 5ish around New Bern and 15-20ish at the mouth. Stratification was strong and bottom water hypoxia was present throughout much of the estuary. Conditions looked very different on 27 Aug following three days of brisk NE winds and cooler temperatures associated with an offshore subtropical low. Waters throughout the estuary were mixed up and cooled significantly. A small pocket of warm, hypoxic bottom water remained in the upstream area around New Bern that was sheltered from the NE winds (my guess). There were no significant bloom events.

Dr. Hans Paerl interviewed by PRE’s Jared Brumbaugh

Public Radio East’s Jared Brumbaugh interviews Dr. Paerl about flooding and hurricanes. See link below for details



More Rainfall, Flooding with Hurricanes

Local Paper Front Page News-Dr. Hans Paerl Talks About Hurricanes and Coastal Flooding



Carteret News-Times

Felix Evans Honor Thesis

For her honors thesis Felix prepares  a bioassay where she  hopes to determine a relationship between harmful algal bloom formation and changes to salinity in the Chowan River of coastal North Carolina, in light of climate change-driven changes to hydrologic event patterns.

Taking a Secchi measurement in the Chowan River to determine clarity

Mixing nutrient additions for the bioassay









Click the link below to see the effort Felix is putting into her bioassay; she works quickly

Felix Evans Bioassay Video


Dr. Hans Paerl Speaks to WITN’s Stacia Strong about Hurricanes and Climate Change


Dr. Paerl’s Interview

The “New Normal” rainfall associated with tropical cyclones striking the NC coast.

Coincidence or Environmental Impacts?



Press Release









Blooms in the Albemarle

Resurgent algal blooms in Chowan River, Edenton Bay, Albemarle Sound and Little River. Read the article by Emily Davis in the NC Health News  featuring Dr. Hans Paerl and Dr. Nathan Hall   below


Uncharted Waters Ahead for Albemarle’s Returning Algae Blooms

Cyanos in Lake Erie

We are heading to lake Erie!

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