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Summer 2016

  • John Fear

    Moving Spaces

    John Fear, North Carolina Sea Grant deputy director, explains the changes that are going on in the program — and why he welcomes them.

  • Chowan University team

    Coastal Collaborations

    Researchers in North Carolina Sea Grant projects that emphasize cooperative work among scientists, local communities and coastal organizations share their expectations.

  • sea turtle with lodged hook

    It Runs In The Blood

    What happens when a sea turtle gets hooked by a recreational angler? Diana Hackenburg explores efforts to measure and improve sea turtle health following an accidental capture.

More Articles

Hurricane Fran Revisited
Looking Back at a Benchmark Storm

In select excerpts from his book, North Carolina’s Hurricane History, Jay Barnes relives the power and destruction of Hurricane Fran from the coastal plain to the Piedmont. Get the book here.

Ride the Currents

Enjoy a taste of the many stories available on Coastwatch Currents, North Carolina Sea Grant’s blog. Then keep up with our partners and researchers at

Pic of summer 2016 cover of Coastwatch, picture of whole fish on ice

Charting the Message on Water Resilience

Cathy Dobbins and Eric McDuffie highlight a new website — known as DRIP — to educate students and consumers about water resources in the state.

Flora of the Coastal Plain

Travel through the coastal plain with Janna Sasser as she introduces plants, highlighted in North Carolina’s Amazing Coast, that thrive in the harsh sand and sun.

All Flavor, No Sweat

Three simple, no-fuss recipes to help you keep cool and fed as the season heats up.

Fantastic 40 for NC Sea Grant

This July, North Carolina Sea Grant celebrates 40 years of earning full Sea Grant College designation.

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