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Hurricane Hazel, SciREN, Rip Current Data Featured in Coastwatch


Katie Mosher, 919-515-9069,

Posted Thursday, September 11, 2014

Hurricane Hazel made landfall 60 years ago, yet its fury remains fresh in many minds today. In the Autumn 2014 issue of Coastwatch, North Carolina Sea Grant’s flagship magazine, join Pam Smith as she travels back in time with several North Carolina residents who lived through the storm. In a related story, Smith talks with experts about changes in hurricane forecasting since Hazel, as they reiterate that being prepared for a storm still is key to being safe.Coastwatch Autumn 2014 issue cover

Each year, several North Carolina graduate students are selected by North Carolina Sea Grant for the prestigious national Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship. Rebecca Nagy catches up with three past fellows for answers to “Where Are They Now?”

Local researchers and educators are joining forces to boost K-12 STEM education. Ethan Theuerkauf explains what the Scientific Research and Education Network, or SciREN, offers the collaboration.

Do individual rivers have recognizable chemical signatures? Join Chuck Bangley as he checks in with researchers who are seeking answers from fish ear bones.

Did someone say trout burgers? North Carolina Sea Grant helped Sunburst Trout Farms to create an assortment of trout burgers that feed the interests of burger and seafood enthusiasts. Devika Banerji explores how this effort could help others develop value-added seafood products.

How do you like your flounder — baked, steamed or deep-fried? We share a recipe for each method from Mariner’s Menu: 30 Years of Fresh Seafood Ideas. Choose your preference and enjoy!

North Carolina Sea Grant’s coastal construction and erosion specialist, Spencer Rogers, and his team are focusing on beach safety by conducting rip current research using data-logging drifters. Nagy travels to Carolina Beach to join the team for a day. Find out what she learns.

Coastwatch is the flagship publication of North Carolina Sea Grant. Many current and past Coastwatch stories can be viewed online at To request a sample copy of Coastwatch, write to Coastwatch, North Carolina Sea Grant, NC State University, Box 8605, Raleigh, NC 27695-8605; call 919-515-9101; or send an email to


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