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Coastwatch Spring 2014 Available


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

Posted Thursday, April 24, 2014

North Carolina Sea Grant supports research that encompasses a range of coastal issues. In the Spring 2014 issue of Coastwatch magazine, Katie Mosher gives an overview of Sea Grant’s 2014-2016 core funding cycle. In a related story, Mosher speaks about the program’s April 16 symposium that highlighted outcomes from core projects over the past 10 years.

A new report from Sea Grant and the N.C. Coastal Resources Law, Planning and Policy Center — Management Strategies for North Carolina’s Estuarine Shoreline — considers estuarine shoreline management strategies for the entire North Carolina coast. Mosher explains, along with a reprint of the executive summary.

From the great white to the sandbar shark, North Carolina’s estuaries and ocean waters provide a range of habitats for sharks. Chuck Bangley introduces some sharks that commonly are found in the state.

Join Pam Smith as she explores the world of seafood safety and the health inspectors who make sure consumers are getting the freshest and safest seafood. She offers seafood safety tips for consumers as well.

UNC-TV is expanding its research coverage. Rebecca Nagy talks with producers, reporters and educators bringing science news to viewers across the state and nation.

During the spring season, blue crabs molt, snapper visit local waters and clams are harvested. We share a few recipes from Mariner’s Menu: 30 Years of Fresh Seafood Ideas that are sure to spring you in the mood for seafood.

Coastwatch is the flagship publication of North Carolina Sea Grant. Many current and past Coastwatch stories can be viewed online at To request a sample copy of Coastwatch, write to Coastwatch, North Carolina Sea Grant, NC State University, Box 8605, Raleigh, NC 27695-8605; call 919-515-9101; or send an email to


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