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Summer 2015

  • John Fear

    From the Deputy Director

    In his Summer 2015 letter, John Fear highlights how North Carolina Sea Grant collaborates with researchers, businesses and communities.

  • data-logging drifter

    To Catch a Current

    Rebecca Nagy discusses how new findings about rip currents may affect how rescue professionals and beachgoers look at the ocean.

  • hydrophones

    Music in the Marsh

    Coastal research fellow Shannon Brown discusses her work recording and analyzing the sounds of underwater ecosystems in Rachel Carson Reserve.

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STATE TREASURES:
NC Parks Approach Century Mark

North Carolina State Parks mark 100 years since legislation that authorized their establishment. E-Ching Lee highlights park locations along the coast.

SEA SCIENCE:
HOT TOPICS: Coastal Conference Sparks Conversations

North Carolina’s coastal region includes varied ecosystems and economies. A recent conference brought together researchers, resource managers, public officials and business leaders to discuss ongoing and emerging issues.

Cover of Summer 2015 Coastwatch with image of dune from Jockey's Ridge

PEOPLE AND PLACES:
Students Train Eyes on the Coast

Under the guidance of teacher Katie Neller, students from First Flight High School have been monitoring the state’s northern coast for harmful algal blooms for a decade. Lee catches up with them.

NATURALIST’S NOTEBOOK:
NC Alligator Population Growing, Still Vulnerable

Jack Horan reports on a recent alligator population survey in North Carolina — and whether there will be a hunting season.

AMAZING COAST:
Hear the Call of a Maritime Forest

Learn what you can find inside a maritime forest with Nichole Riddle.

CURRENTS:
Rip Current Poster

Bring your towel and these safety tips to the beach. Remember: don’t panic.

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