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    Your gift today provides critical funding to advance research at Carolina’s marine lab–research like cutting-edge COVID-19 tracking via wastewater in sewer systems!  Our fisheries’ research ranges from oysters to sharks and we’re developing innovative pre-, during- and post-hurricane impact and damage mitigation. Carolina’s coast is the place-based, experiential learning laboratory we call home.   

    Generosity like yours enables us to flourish, meet new challenges (i.e. COVID-19 research) and continue our excellence as a world-class marine science institution. 

    For more than 125 years, Tar Heels have been advancing, teaching and sharing marine science knowledge.  From the coast of North Carolina to distant shores across the globe, the UNC Institute of Marine Sciences in Morehead City focuses on water quality, fisheries, coastal ecosystems and coastal hazards resilience. We conduct innovative research, offer experiential learning, provide unending public service and encourage entrepreneurial pursuits.  (Plus, we hang out on boats, in salt marshes and on rivers, sounds and the ocean—with sharks, oysters, pufferfish and all sorts of charismatic critters!) Join us in our efforts to benefit the citizens of North Carolina, humankind across the globe and the coastal environment itself.  

    Thank you for your support of Carolina’s marine lab.    

    To learn more about the UNC Institute of Marine Sciences, visit our website today! 


    Drive-thru oysters!

    Join us on Tuesday, March 30 as we celebrate GiveUNC at the Institute of Marine Sciences in Morehead City.  While maintaining social distancing, you’re invited to “drive through” the marine lab parking lot and pick up your very own UNC-themed oyster shell along with a goodie bag of sweet treats!  Drive through any time between 8am and 6pm!  You’ll be greeted by some of our awesome Carolina students, faculty and staff that’ll be making it a great day to be a Tar Heel! Wear your own Carolina Blue and we’ll be sure to throw in some extra treats!

    The UNC Institute of Marine Sciences is located at 3431 Arendell Street, Morehead City, right between the Visitor Information Center and the Department of Marine Fisheries!

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    My department @NUMarSci within the @NortheasternCOS is hiring tenure-track Assistant Professor(s) in Environmental Change/Coastal Dynamics (broadly defined)! Details here:

    @earth_jobs @GeoLatinas @BlkinGeoscience @500womensci

    Hey NC marine & coastal grad students - check out the joint @APSounds / @SeaGrantNC Graduate Fellowship. It's an amazing opportunity.

    Deadline 5 pm on October 29th. Don't delay - get your application in today!

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