The Winter 2021 Issue


Letter from the Executive Director

Coastal Tidings
News, resources, and research info.

PODCASTING A WIDE NET
Student Journalists Offer Coastal Voices on Climate Change to a Worldwide Audience
“Our imaginations are broader than we think.”

CONSERVING A CULTURE
Land Development, Climate Change,
and the Gullah/Geechee Nation
“We teach our children the same traditional ways to go out in the water, and the same traditional ways to live from the land: only when things are in season.”

FIVE YEARS LATER, LESSONS LEARNED FROM MATTHEW
Torrential inland flooding from the 2016 hurricane was a wakeup call, sparking state investment in coordinated resilience efforts.

HOOK,LINE & SCIENCE
Hurricane Noise, Live Weigh-Ins, and Wind Farms
New research from Sea Grant Knauss fellow Kayelyn Simmons reveals how hurricanes affect coral reef fish.

PEOPLE & PLACES
My Passion for Environmental Engineering
“It’s one thing to lose your home. It’s another thing to be uprooted and never be able to come back to the place you know, the place you love, the place you live, the place your ancestors lived.”

COASTAL LANDSCAPES
Native Plant Picks
A new video series highlights beautiful — and ecofriendly — North Carolina plants.

CURRENTS
N.C. Marine Debris by the Numbers
Reported trash in our state totals over one-half million items — and there’s reason to believe the actual total is much higher.

SEA SCIENCE
How Do Humpback Whales Behave Around Busy Atlantic Seaports?
Research reveals what happens when humpback whales and boats of all sizes frequent the same high-traffic areas.

NATURALIST’S NOTEBOOK
What’s the Status of American Eels in North Carolina’s Tidal Creeks?
Scientists looked at whether development on tidal creek terrain affected the survival rate of yellow-phase American eels.

MARINER’S MENU
Clams Casino, Cornbread-Oyster Dressing, Sautéed Striped Bass With Garlic-Basil Butter, and More
Enjoy these savory specials over the holidays and during the new year.

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