Less than a year after the North Carolina Aquariums launched the Spot a Shark USA citizen science program, the initial findings could play a significant role in the protection of the sand tiger shark — a globally designated vulnerable species whose presence is linked to healthy aquatic ecosystems.
North Carolina Sea Grant is partnering with the North Carolina Local Food Council to profile movers and shakers with stories about how and why local foods work. Read more about the NCLFC’s food champions here….
Many people are surprised to learn that “North Carolina is a very sharky place,” notes Chuck Bangley, a researcher now with the Smithsonian. North Carolina Sea Grant funded several of his shark research projects while he was earning his doctorate at East Carolina University, and he now is working on a related study funded by the North Carolina Aquariums.
Growing up as an army kid, home was just wherever the military decided to stick my family, never a place I lived. But, as I was walking home from my third day as a Hollings Scholar at NOAA’s Pacific Island Fisheries Science Center (PIFSC) in Pearl Harbor, HI, it hit me that this strange new place actually “felt” like home, it was something deep in my bones.
The North Carolina Coastal Resilience Summit will inform the development of the North Carolina Coastal Climate Risk Assessment and Resilience Plan under Governor Cooper’s Executive Order 80.