Table of Contents

From the Executive Director:
Spring Arrivals: Fresh Ideas and New Perspectives

North Carolina Sea Grant Executive Director Susan White describes how positive changes to Sea Grant will enhance coastal efforts.

Charting the Course

Susan West explores how coastal communities are eager to support a new generation of commercial fishermen, while photographer Daniel Pullen captures the essence of the industry.

Heeding the Calls

Katie Mosher reflects on the career and accomplishments of former Sea Grant extension director Jack Thigpen, who retired this spring.

Celebrating Your Carolina Catch

An excerpt from Debbie Moose’s new book describes the virtues of overlooked local fish, and offers a few recipe suggestions.

Eye in the Sky

Michelle Brodeur outlines how drone photography and on-the-ground cleanup efforts together can fight the problem of marine debris.

Diving into Darkness

Two years after the discovery of the Civil War-era blockade runner Agnes E. Fry, what have we learned so far?

Coastal Landscapes
Waterfront Design Decisions

Adam Walters shares insights into residents’ landscaping preferences near tidal creeks.

People and Places:
Of Marsh Mysteries & Aquatic Invaders

Read excerpts from UNC-TV stories highlighting North Carolina Sea Grant research projects.

Coastal Connections:
Following a Passion

Former Knauss Marine Policy Fellow Meagan Dunphy-Daly shares how an early interest in science led to a career she loves.

Sea Science:
Where in the World Is Shelly Island?

Danielle Costantini follows up on a coastal phenomenon that occurred last summer.

Last Word:
Combing Corolla

Julie Leibach looks back on a beachcombing event that turned up fascinating fish finds.