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Dec 5, 10:30am and Dec 6, 10:30am
UNC Institute for the Environment
Morehead City Field Site
2012 Capstone Project

“Processes Influencing Water Quality in the
Pine Knoll Shores Residential Canal System”
UNC IMS Seminar Room

This year there will be two complete run-throughs of the Captstone Presentation- one on December 5th at 10:30am for an IMS audience and one on December 6th at 10:30am for the public.

The Capstone Project is a semester-long, team-oriented effort focused on a marine science issue or problem, designed to engage undergraduate students with hands-on experience in the field and laboratory.

In this year’s Capstone project, the students are investigating the processes controlling water quality in a canal system in Pine Knoll Shores, which is a sister town to Atlantic Beach. As part of the project, they are collecting water samples to look at algae and phytoplankton, nutrients, bacteria, and suspended sediment. They are also studying water circulation patterns in the canal and investigating potential inputs from groundwater and stormwater runoff. Their goal is to relate spatial and temporal patterns in water quality in the canal to terrestrial inputs around the canal margins and flushing of the canal system by tides.

Questions about the Morehead City Field Site Program should be directed to Rachel Noble (email).


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