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March 10, 2016 | Sandra Harris


E-Ching Lee, 919-515-9098,

Posted Thursday, March 10, 2016

Eastern North Carolina has many meandering waterways. In North Carolina Sea Grant’s Winter 2016 issue of Coastwatch magazine, Bland and Ann Cary Simpson take readers on a tour of the state’s favorite creeks, streams and rivers in Little Rivers and Waterway Tales: A Carolinian’s Eastern Streams. In a related story, Lundie Spence, former marine education specialist for Sea Grant, shares her thoughts on, and inspiration from, the book.Coastwatch Winter 2016

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Sentinel Site Program has formed a network of eyes on the coast. NOAA’s Amanda Phelps offers some background on the network program. Also, hear from the coordinators of the Sentinel Site Cooperatives in North Carolina, Chesapeake Bay, Northern Gulf of Mexico, the Hawaiian Islands and San Francisco Bay.

Janna Sasser introduces a stream restoration project led by Sea Grant and NC State watershed scientists.

E-Ching Lee checks in with Sea Grant’s newest graduate students to receive fellowships at the beginning of 2016.

In early 2015, the Town of Nags Head began FOCUS Nags Head, a new planning initiative that will lead to a comprehensive plan and a unified development ordinance for the town. Lisa Schiavinato and Jessica Whitehead explain Sea Grant’s role.

Vanda Lewis shares three seafood recipes — oysters Rockefeller, cream of shrimp soup and crab Newburg — that are guaranteed to leave your guests with full stomachs and empty plates.

Learn more about Sea Grant’s graduate student training symposium set for April 6-7 in New Bern to help graduate students enhance their communication skills, with a focus on real-world contexts.

Feel the wrath of a nor’easter in a poem by Cynthia Sharpe, a former Sea Grant communications intern.

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


NOTE TO EDITORS: The text of stories that appear in Coastwatch may be reprinted with the following credit: Reprinted from Coastwatch, a publication of North Carolina Sea Grant. For a complimentary copy, call 919-515-9101 or send an email to

For reprint requests regarding photos in Coastwatch, contact E-Ching Lee, 919-515-9098,

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