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FROM THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR: It’s Good To Be Home
Letter from Susan White, Executive Director for North Carolina Sea Grant.
Mummichog Tagging: 384.36F2B3418C is in the Creek
North Carolina Sea Grant-funded researchers are studying mummichogs, a baitfish, that could be a barometer for tidal creek health. Sharon Settlage checks out these tiny creatures that can email biologists in Morehead City.
The Science of Shipwrecks
Maritime heritage fellows are investigating old sea vessels to uncover secrets and develop new conservation methods. Marion Blackburn learns how two scholars are trying to protect and preserve the state’s underwater coastal heritage from the effects of time and tide.
A Center for Growing Seafood, Testing Ideas
North Carolina State University and Sea Grant researchers are showing that mariculture need not be an expensive venture. Join Pam Smith for a visit to the Marine Aquaculture Research Center in Marshallberg.
PEOPLE & PLACES:
Diamond Shoals and Frying Pan: Offshore Light Towers Beckon New Missions
For years, the light towers at Diamond Shoals and Frying Pan stood abandoned. Now under new owners, the towers are being reborn as places for research and recreation. Jack Horan explains.
Traditional Working Boats of the Outer Banks
Local fishermen displayed some of their boats at the Outer Banks Seafood Festival last fall. Morgan Jones describes the vessels that ply the coast along this necklace of islands.
New Challenges Ahead
As Steve Rebach prepared for retirement at the end of 2012, E-Ching Lee talked to colleagues and family members for a perspective on his Sea Grant contributions.
A hard-to-open shell holds a tasty treat. Try this oyster recipe from Mariner’s Menu: 30 Years of Fresh Seafood Ideas.