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FROM THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR:
Convening Conversations on Coastal Challenges and Solutions
North Carolina Sea Grant Executive Director Susan White invites readers to share coastal priorities and challenges — and help to develop solutions.
Science At Work: Building Stronger Coastal Communities
North Carolina Sea Grant continues to support coastal communities’ resiliency efforts. Katie Mosher explains the research and outreach, and highlights our 2017 Coastal Conference.
- Building a Blue Economy in North Carolina
New research links economic development with ocean and coastal resources.
- Developing New Seafood Products
Barry Nash outlines how he helps local businesses develop new items to offer to hungry, eager consumers.
- Watching and Learning about North Carolina Sea Grant
Communications team members bring in veteran videographer Rick Sullivan to help tell Sea Grant’s unique story.
- Fishing for Feedback
Scott Baker and Sara Mirabilio are gathering opinions of N.C. recreational anglers to guide Sea Grant’s programming.
- Linking Water, Floods and Public Health
Jessica Whitehead and partners are exploring the connection between water and public health in the Carolinas.
- Spreading the Word about Southern Oysters
Chuck Weirich describes how a recent trip to Alabama introduced North Carolina oysters to new audiences.
- Expanding Marine Education from Sea to Mountains
Terri Kirby Hathaway develops a new plan for expanding Sea Grant education efforts from the coast to the mountains.
Science Via Varied Senses
Can science be explored without sight or sound? Yes, it can. The N.C. Museum of Natural Sciences leads the way.
Discover Innovative N.C. Tourism in ACCESS
Learn about recreational venues along the coast in North Carolina via a travel guide for people with disabilities.
CURRENTS: Muddy Waters: Defining the 100-Year Flood
What is a “100-year flood?” Why does it matter? We make a bet to help you better understand this flood-risk terminology.
SEA SCIENCE: Teaming Up with Nature to Restore Wilson Bay
Kathleen Onorevole talks with research partners studying the effectiveness of wetland restoration in Jacksonville.
MARINER’S MENU: Tastes from the Past Worth Repeating
Vanda Lewis finds inspiration in old copies of Coastwatch.