Table of Contents
OYSTER SCIENCE ON THE EDGE:
Reef Design and Disease Resistance
Can the shape of an oyster reef spell success? Do oyster sanctuaries have lower disease rates than harvested areas? Ann Green checks in with Sea Grant researchers looking at native oyster restoration efforts.
ALLIGATOR COMMUNITY RICH IN HUNTING, FISHING TRADITIONS
Residents in tiny communities near the Alligator River in Tyrrell County may no longer make their livings by trapping, but they maintain close ties to the woods and water around them. Come along with Ann Green as she makes a visit.
WEATHERING THE STORM:
Five Years After Floyd
In 1999, Hurricane Floyd flooded the coastal plain with misery and destruction. Pam Smith tracks the ongoing recovery and research efforts in the wake of the deadliest storm in North Carolina’s history.
Hurricanes: Batten Down with a Book
As coastal communities weather another hurricane season, take cover with Lilly Loughner as she reviews a new book on Hurricane Floyd and an updated version of a Tarheel classic — North Carolina’s Hurricane History.
Exploring the Mysteries of Molting
Blue crabs are classic seafood fare, but there is more to tasty crabmeat than the right recipe. Kathleen Angione explains the intricacies of molting, a critical process of blue crab development.
Sea Grant in North Africa
Walter Clark, Sea Grant’s coastal communities and policy specialist, is leading an effort to extend Sea Grant’s research, education and outreach model to North African countries. The initiative will link university and science communities on both sides of the Atlantic.