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14 Mar

Notes From the Field: The Conservancy Attends Southeast Regional Sea Turtle Meeting

by Paul Hillbrand, Sea Turtle Biologist Imagine stepping through the double doors of the Grand Ballroom of the Perdido Beach Resort and immediately being struck by the excited chatter and laughter of 200+ sea turtle biologists, students, and volunteers who have gathered together in person for the first time in three years. The air, thick […]

Morgan Hooks | BHIC Environmental Content Creator
March 14, 2023
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09 Jan

Notes From the Field: 2022 Christmas Bird Count

by Dr. Beth Darrow, Chief Scientist The Bald Head Island Conservancy and volunteers assisted with the Audubon Society’s 2022 Christmas Bird Count on January 1, 2023. Sixty-five bird species were identified in Bald Head Island’s diverse habitats. Our first species of 2023 was an American Woodcock, strutting along Federal Road through the fog in...

Dr. Beth Darrow | Chief Scientist Bald Head Island
January 9, 2023
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17 Dec

Notes From the Field: Microplastics Found in Bald Head Island Sand

by Katie Knotek, Fall 2022 Intern Every Thursday, I make the reverse commute of many BHIC staff members and leave the island for Wilmington, NC. My destination is the Plastic Ocean Project (POP), where I am working on my intern research project on microplastics. Microplastics are abundant in marine environments and can be found worldwide,...

Bald Head Island Conservancy
December 17, 2022
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11 Nov

Notes From the Field: Assessing Restored Oyster Reefs in Bald Head Creek

Oysters are a keystone species in many saltwater coastal communities. Although many think of them as a menu item, oysters serve as water purifiers, with a single oyster filtering around 50 gallons of a water in a single day! Oyster reefs provide a habitat for many smaller animals such as crabs and worms. They also provide a...

Bald Head Island Conservancy
November 11, 2022
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