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Autumn 2014

cover autumn 2014The Autumn 2014 issue of Coastwatch includes an article on the legacy of Hurricane Hazel 60 years after the event as well as stories about past Knauss Fellows, efforts to boost K-12 STEM education, research into the chemical signatures of North Carolina waterbodies and the creation of the perfect trout burger.  Also, look for novel flounder recipes and innovative research into rip currents.

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Online Stories

Susan WhiteFROM THE DIRECTOR:
Joining Forces: Collaborating with Partners for Coastal North Carolina

In her Autumn 2014 letter, Susan White discusses the importance of partnerships for North Carolina Sea Grant.

shrimp boats at Southport waterfront after HazelHURRICANE HAZEL: Fast and Furious

Although it made landfall 60 years ago, Hurricane Hazel remains fresh in many minds. Pam Smith walks back in time with several North Carolina residents who lived through the storm.

 

1998 Knauss Fellow Matt KendallKNAUSS FELLOWS: Where Are They Now?

Each year, several North Carolina graduate students are selected for the prestigious national Knauss marine policy fellowship. Rebecca Nagy catches up with three past fellows.

 


More Articles

Hazel: A Benchmark Hurricane Event

Smith talks to experts about changes in hurricane forecasting since Hazel — and how being prepared for a storm still is key to being safe.

 

NATURALIST’S NOTEBOOK:
Local Scientists Boost K-12 STEM Education

Ethan Theuerkauf explains what the Scientific Research and Education Network offers to researchers and educators.

 

SEA SCIENCE:
IT RUNS THROUGH RIVERS: Finding the Chemical Signature of a Waterbody

Do individual rivers have recognizable chemical signatures? Chuck Bangley asks researchers who are seeking answers from fish ear bones.

 

LOCAL CATCH:
TAMING THE TROUT: Burgers Go Fishing

Devika Banerji explores how North Carolina Sea Grant and Sunburst Trout Farms teamed up to create a trout burger — and how this effort could help others develop value-added seafood products.

 

MARINER’S MENU:
Shining the Spotlight on Flounder

These Mariner’s Menu recipes offers flounder three ways — baked, steamed and deep fried. Choose your preference.

 

CURRENTS:
Drifters Gather Rip Current Data

Rebecca Nagy spends a day at Carolina Beach with Spencer Rogers and his team as they conduct rip current research using data-logging drifters.