Exploring North Carolina

Cafeteria Line

Season 1100 Episode 1106 | 26m 27s

Spartina marshes behind our barrier islands--once considered wastelands--are now believed to be the most valuable and productive lands in North Carolinas. The marshes are nursery, storm buffer, and the beginning of the "cafeteria line" for most of the finfish and shellfish found on the North Carolina coast. ENC takes you on an unforgettable visit to Tar Heel salt marshes with the people who know.

Aired: 04/15/15

Rating: NR

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