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Climate Change Creates Underwater Drama Off NC Coast

Intertwining ocean currents off the coast of North Carolina form a unique environment for marine species. Both tropically-inclined and colder water animals mingle at the intersection of the Gulf Stream and the arctic Labrador Current. 

  But as the sea temperature rises, many fish seem to be relocating farther north. This raises issues for commercial fishers and the larger marine ecosystem.

Host Frank Stasio speaks with WUNC reporter Jay Price about how the sea bass industry is being threatened, and why the Pamlico Sound may be the new breeding ground for the aggressive bull shark. 
 

Laura Pellicer is a digital reporter with WUNC’s small but intrepid digital news team.
Longtime NPR correspondent Frank Stasio was named permanent host of The State of Things in June 2006. A native of Buffalo, Frank has been in radio since the age of 19. He began his public radio career at WOI in Ames, Iowa, where he was a magazine show anchor and the station's News Director.