Coastwatch Currents

Five Awesome Things About the Seafood Expo North America 2015

Two of North Carolina Sea Grant’s current Dean John A. Knauss Marine Policy Fellows — Nichola Clark and Carolyn Doherty — discuss what they learned at the 2015 Seafood Expo North America & Seafood Processing North America.

Speaking for the Coast — and History

Jack Thigpen shares some of his favorite oral histories from the Coastal Voices project. He also highlights ways for those interested to help further this work to preserve oral histories related to the North Carolina coast.

Rocky Branch: New Look, Old Story

For the past 13 years, Barbara, who is North Carolina Sea Grant water protection and restoration specialist and faculty in NC State University’s Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering, has led a multimillion dollar, multiphased project to restore Rocky Branch Creek.

Frozen Shrimp: Ensuring Seafood Safety

Barry Nash discusses food-safety tips for handling frozen shrimp.

Pollinated? Coastal Waters Run Yellow

Sara Mirabilio goes in search of the source of yellow ocean water. Perhaps it is Trichodesmium erythraeum, a marine cyanobacterium found worldwide in tropical and subtropical waters. The blue-green algae blooms seasonally off the North Carolina coast. Charter boat captains regularly share accounts of “marine pollen” or “sulphur” when describing an occurrence of yellow coastal waters, which likely are spottings of Trichodesmium blooms.