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From the Deputy Director
In his Summer 2015 letter, John Fear highlights the many opportunities for collaboration North Carolina Sea Grant offers to the researchers, businesses and communities.
To Catch a Current
New findings about rip currents may affect how rescue professionals and beachgoers look at the ocean. Rebecca Nagy speaks with researchers who seek to better understand this beach hazard.
NC Parks Approach Century Mark
North Carolina State Parks mark 100 years since legislation that authorized their establishment. E-Ching Lee highlights park locations along the coast.
MUSIC IN THE MARSH:
The Summer Soundscapes of the Rachel Carson Reserve
Coastal research fellow Shannon Brown discusses her work recording and analyzing the sounds of underwater ecosystems.
HOT TOPICS: Coastal Conference Sparks Conversations
North Carolina’s coastal region includes varied ecosystems and economies. A recent conference brought together researchers, resource managers, public officials and business leaders to discuss ongoing and emerging issues.
PEOPLE AND PLACES:
Students Train Eyes on the Coast
Under the guidance of teacher Katie Neller, students from First Flight High School have been monitoring the state’s northern coast for harmful algal blooms for a decade. Lee catches up with them.
NC Alligator Population Growing, Still Vulnerable
Jack Horan reports on a recent alligator population survey in North Carolina—and whether there will be a hunting season.
Hear the Call of a Maritime Forest
Learn what you can find inside a maritime forest with Nichole Riddle.
Rip Current Poster
Bring your towel and these safety tips to the beach. Remember: don’t panic.
Peace at the Pasquotank
The Pasquotank River is a place for reflection and renewal. Check out this poem by Cynthia Sharpe.