The weather buoy “ILM2” floats five miles off Wrightsville Beach, N.C. Monday, June 6, 2005. The deployments were part of a joint venture between UNCW Center for Marine Science, the National Weather Service, the Coastal Ocean Research and Monitoring Program, or CORMP and NC State University. The data buoys transmit real-time weather and oceanographic data, via satellite, to the web and researchers involved in the project. UNCW/Jamie Moncrief