Table of Contents
From the Executive Director:
Building on Strengths, Keeping an Eye on Opportunities
North Carolina Sea Grant Executive Director Susan White considers how the program will continue to move forward in 2018.
Farming Coastal Waters: Applied Research Supports Oyster Growers
Photographer Baxter Miller and writer Katie Mosher show how expertise from North Carolina Sea Grant contributes to the state’s growing oyster farming industry.
A Captain’s Journey
An excerpt from Bland Simpson’s Two Captains from Carolina highlights a pivotal moment for Moses Grandy, an accomplished African American mariner born in the antebellum South.
- From Inspiration to Printed Page: Q&A with Bland Simpson
The North Carolina author describes how he brought to life the stories of two disparate captains — and what their narratives mean to him.
Menhaden: Big Questions About Little Fish
Jane Harrison charts the socioeconomic impact of the Atlantic menhaden fishery on East Coast states, and how policy changes might affect the industry.
A River of Woes
Julie Leibach explains how the discovery of the synthetic chemical GenX in some N.C. drinking water represents a bigger challenge to public and environmental health.
Bundle Up and Explore: Coastal Winter Adventures
Make the most of your winter travels with these suggestions from Danielle Costantini.
Vanda Lewis shares three fish recipes before sailing off into retirement.
Initiative Highlights Planning & Planting Strategies
A multi-partner project aims to enhance community and private landscapes through thoughtful plantings and educational outreach.
People and Places:
Ocracoke’s Brogue: Sounds Past & Present
Marisa Incremona investigates how Ocracoke’s unique English dialect has evolved with the island’s changing demographics.
Of the Essence
A poem by Cynthia M. Sharpe is a reminder to reflect on years past — and lessons learned — while also looking ahead.