News Releases

  • August 23, 2016 NC Sea Grant/APNEP 2016 Fellow to Study Seagrass Restoration

    Stacy Zhang is the recipient of the 2016 Graduate Fellowship in Estuarine Research, awarded by North Carolina Sea Grant and the Albemarle-Pamlico National Estuary Partnership, or APNEP. The one-year fellowship provides graduate students based in North Carolina or Virginia funding to conduct applied research within the North Carolina portion of the APNEP management boundary.

    Contact: John Fear, 919-515-9104,

  • August 5, 2016 NC Graduate Student Receives National Fellowship

    Anna Birkenbach, a doctoral student in environmental policy at Duke University’s Nicholas School of the Environment, has received a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s National Sea Grant Office and NOAA Fisheries joint fellowship.

    Contact: John Fear, 919-515-9104,

  • July 8, 2016 Fran Revisited, Sea Turtles, Drinking Water, Amazing Plants Featured in Coastwatch

    North Carolina Sea Grant’s Summer 2016 issue of Coastwatch is now available. In this issue, revisit Hurricane Fran in excerpts from North Carolina’s Hurricane History written by Jay Barnes; learn about efforts to measure and improve a sea turtle’s health following an accidental capture; and check out DRIP, a new website to educate students and consumers about water resources in the state. These are just a few of the stories you’ll find in this issue.

    Contact: E-Ching Lee, 919-515-9098,

  • June 29, 2016 NOAA establishes new panel to guide sustained National Climate Assessment

    NOAA today announced the appointment of 15 members to the new Advisory Committee for the Sustained National Climate Assessment. The committee will advise NOAA on sustained climate assessment activities and products, including engagement of stakeholders.

    Monica Allen, public affairs director for NOAA Research, 301-734-1123,
    Jessica Whitehead, North Carolina Sea Grant, 919-515-1686,

  • June 28, 2016 Coastwatch Wins APEX Award for Publication Excellence

    Coastwatch, North Carolina Sea Grant’s magazine, has received an APEX Award for Publication Excellence. This honor highlights exceptional efforts in many areas of publications.

    Contact: E-Ching Lee, 919-515-9098,