Pocosin wetlands of NC Coast (IMAGE) Duke University Caption More than 70% of 2.4 million acres of evergreen shrub bogs, locally known as pocosin peatlands, were drained for agriculture and forestry along the Southeastern U.S. Coast in the last century and a half. Much of that land now lies fallow and could become an enormous carbon sink if moisture were restored. Credit Duke University Wetland and Coasts Center Usage Restrictions none License Original content Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.