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Follow Sea Grant’s Spencer Rogers’ assessment of the extensive flood damage to homes and schools along Mississippi’s Gulf Coast.
Learn about Mississippi-Alabama and Louisana Sea Grant programs’ heroic efforts after Hurricanes Katrina and Rita to help fishers and others clean up and lift boats from the land to the water.
Get to know the story behind Michael Voiland, who hit the ground running as North Carolina Sea Grant’s executive director.
The N.C. General Assembly established a “Waterfront Access Study Committee” to look at this pressing coastal issue.
Recently, Sea Grant awarded a number of competitive grants as part of its two-year funding cycle. Kathleen Angione highlights some of these research projects that address real-world issues facing our state’s coastal resources, communities and economies.
PEOPLE & PLACES:
North Carolina Sea Grant: 30th Anniversary
In 1976, the North Carolina Sea Grant College Program was recognized for having a full component of research, extension and communications projects. In 2006, the program’s anniversary symposium coincided with the retirement of former director Ronald Hudson.
Red Drum: Coastal Cruisers
Researchers have been tagging along with the state’s saltwater fish to find out the range of sizes caught by recreational anglers and commercial fishers, as well as the species’ mortality rate.
Stranded: Dead or Alive
A mass stranding in January 2005 thrust the oft-forgotten pilot whale into news headlines. Jamie Harris shares results of the investigation, and some “fast facts” about the species.