Clockwise from top: Students
are introduced to Shackleford
Banks, accessible only by boat,
during a Carolina Ocean Studies
(COS) field trip. COS partners with
the Masonboro Island Explorers,
sponsored by Masonboro.
org, to educate New Hanover
County fifth-graders about their
neighboring barrier island. The
students investigate a blue crab
while exploring Masonboro
Island in 2015. The students
board the Winner Cruise Queen
after their excursion to the island.
Opposite: The Winner Cruise
Queen returns to Carolina Beach
at the conclusion of a Masonboro
Island Explorers program in 2015.
RICHARD JOHNSON CAROLINA OCEAN STUDIES