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3:30 pm on Sunday June 2, 2013

In video: Dolphin strand feeding

Two years ago we pointed out several videos of dolphins using an ingenious "strand fishing" method of working together to beach fish, and themselves, for an easy snack. Now we've come across a better-produced video by the Discovery Channel...
12:20 pm on Monday March 25, 2013

Greener stormwater management could bring new features to Beaufort neighborhood

When rain runs off the driveways, streets, or any other unclean surface, it will pickup any toxic pollutants it comes in contact with into our marshes. With that in mind the EPA reviewed drainage conditions in Beaufort's Northwest Quadrant...
9:02 am on Saturday March 9, 2013

S.C. DNR climate report sheds light on state's warming environment

Image by Flickr user kuyman Although the climate warming report by the S.C. Department of Natural Resources was shelved, it does shed light on how the environement is being impacted already, like more white ibis birds, more dolphin fish earlier in...
11:42 am on Tuesday March 5, 2013

S.C. DNR climate report sheds light on state's warming environment

Although the climate warming report by the S.C. Department of Natural Resources was shelved, it does shed light on how the environement is being impacted already, like more white ibis birds, more dolphin fish earlier in the season, and higher...
12:29 am on Monday July 30, 2012

Beaufort rescue workers pull dog from downtown marsh (Updated)

Submitted Update: The Island Packet has published a report and offers a photo with the rescued dog being carried off and notes the animal had a collar and tag; see that report here. First reporting: A dog wandered into downtown's Beaufort marsh off...
11:16 am on Wednesday June 27, 2012

Don't fret over the 'wrack' at the beaches

Flickr user zen After seaweed and marsh grass — aka "wrack" — began washing up in large amounts on Beaufort County beaches, The Island Packet did a little asking and writes that though it's obnoxious, it's a very good thing for the beach ecosystem.
6:23 am on Saturday August 13, 2011

Go grassroots in keeping Beaufort's rivers free of blockage

TheDigitel Keep 'em clean, keep 'em navigable. From contaminating water to simply blocking river way access, we've talked before about the problem's that abandoned boats cause around Beaufort. But the problem isn't just boats, other large abandoned...
1:18 am on Wednesday May 11, 2011

Debate sprouts in fight against storm water runoff in Beaufort County (update: moves forward)

Flickr user KOMUnews Update May 11: A footnote to mention that the ordinance has passed first reading. You can read the full proposed regulation over here. Update May 8: Three months later, the storm water runoff debate is gearing back up after...
2:59 am on Wednesday January 5, 2011

A white ibis stalks in the shallows

Image by Dustin K. Ryan This white ibis is seen stocking food in the shallows near Folly Beach.
1:29 pm on Thursday December 9, 2010

Sewage spill on Parris Island flows into Beaufort River

Flickr user evilgurl The unspoiled marsh off Parris Island in a file shot. Update December 10: Many Beaufort area oyster beds have been closed. We just received word that a sewage spill of an estimated 90,000 gallons into the Beaufort River was due...

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