NC Blue Heron Bowl Set For Feb. 5

January 13, 2022 | Katie Mosher

The North Carolina Sea Grant is among the proud sponsors of the 2022 Blue Heron Bowl, a virtual event to be held Saturday, Feb. 5. The deadline for high school teams to enter is Friday, Jan. 14.

The Ever-Expanding Brains of Atlantic Sharpnose Sharks

January 4, 2022 | Lauren Pharr

This shark’s brain never stops growing throughout its entire life, especially the regions responsible for motor control and sense of smell.

Do Water Snakes Get Thirsty?

December 13, 2021 | Lauren Pharr

A research team enters swampy terrain to hand-capture snakes and measure the reptiles’ sensitivity to dehydration.

Skedaddling Sea Turtles: How Loggerheads React to Hurricanes

December 10, 2021 | Lauren Pharr

Not only do these turtles dive longer and change locations, but their new behaviors linger after the storms have passed.

In Full Bloom

December 8, 2021 | Lauren Pharr

North Carolina Sea Grant welcomes Haley Plass to our advisory board. Plaas is a Ph.D. student in environmental sciences and engineering at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Institute of Marine Sciences in Morehead City. She received the joint Albemarle-Pamlico National Estuary Partnership – North Carolina Sea Grant Fellowship in 2019 and a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship in 2020. Here, she talks about some of her groundbreaking research.