Dunes are dynamic entities, they accrete and deplete, get damaged in coastal storms, and suffer through abuse by humans. In an attempt to mitigate the damage, New Jersey coastal communities often plan Ammophilia seedlings to deliberately construct dune systems to act like barriers against coastal damage during storms, effectually shoring up the coast. However, there’s a fatal flaw in this approach.
January 17, 2014
Researchers at the University of New Hampshire are studying two illness-causing species of bacteria found in oysters to obtain a more detailed understanding of microbial life on the half-shell. The ultimate goal is to minimize risks to human health without having to close shellfish beds for long periods of time.