Table of Contents

From the Executive Director
Summer Fun in North Carolina

Summer is a time to enjoy our coastal waters. Just remember to review beach and surf safety details wherever you go.

Testing the Waters

How does the state ensure that shellfish are safe to eat?

Don’t Cut Down That Tree! Preserving a Protective Buffer Against High-Speed Winds

Keeping certain strategic trees can reduce the risk of roof damage.

Land Versus Sea

An epic battle is taking shape on our coast, where incremental changes will have enormous impacts.

Young Minds Enjoy New Green Infrastructure: Stewardship Begins Early and Upstream

What happens when students, teachers, parents and others come together to care for a modest but beloved urban stream?

People and Places
Rising Stars: New Fellows Fuel Scientific Discovery

A new group of talented movers and shakers will advance several fields for years to come.

Hook, Line & Science
Tuna, Toadfish and More

Our fisheries specialists break down research on everything from life jackets to bluefin tuna to noise-sensitive toadfish.

Sea Science
Which Wetlands Will Survive?

New research suggests all marshes have tipping points.

Coastal Currents
Gone Crabbin’

Recreational crabbers play a role in responsibly harvesting crabs and managing gear.

Coastal Connections
Public Events Enhance Research and Dialogue

North Carolina Sea Grant and partners host important and popular events to share new science and foster collaborations.

Last Word
Your Free Rip Currents Safety Poster

Post it, Tweet it, share it — or print it out and put it up — and save a life.

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