Urgent Challenges

As the Summer 2020 issue of Coastwatch goes to press, a pandemic and long-standing injustice and racism are colliding, resulting in great unrest across our nation and in our communities. Read this issue’s letter from Susan White, executive director of North Carolina Sea Grant.

Surprising Shark Facts

Whale sharks can grow to 40 feet — and weigh as much as 40 tons.

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What’s in Your Water?

African American neighborhoods face a higher chance of lead contamination.

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Photo of a bridge crossing over the Neuse River in Kinston. The title of the article,