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April 10, 2017 | Sandra Harris


E-Ching Lee, 919-515-9098,

North Carolina Sea Grant continues its work to build stronger, more resilient coastal communities. Our efforts encompass topics in development, economies, ecosystems and traditions related to the state’s coast. In the Spring 2017 issue of Coastwatch magazine, Katie Mosher explains the research and outreach, and highlights our 2017 Coastal Conference set for April 4 and 5 with the key theme, resilience.Coastwatch Spring 2017

Sea Grant staff outline current efforts in related stories. Diana Hackenburg explains how new research links economic development with ocean and coastal resources. Barry Nash outlines how he helps local businesses develop new items to offer to hungry, eager consumers. Hackenburg enlists the help of veteran videographer Rick Sullivan to tell Sea Grant’s unique story. Scott Baker and Sara Mirabilio are gathering opinions of N.C. recreational anglers to guide Sea Grant’s programming. Jessica Whitehead and partners are exploring the connection between water and public health in the Carolinas. Chuck Weirich describes how a recent trip to Alabama introduced North Carolina oysters to new audiences. Terry Kirby Hathaway develops a new plan for expanding Sea Grant education efforts from the coast to the mountains.

The N.C. Museum of Natural Sciences is leading the way in making science exploration accessible for those with sight or hearing impairments. Janna Sasser explains.

Sasser introduces readers to ACCESS North Carolina, a vacation and travel guide for people with accessibility needs, and highlights some coastal destinations found in the guide.

Spencer Rogers and Hackenburg define the 100-year flood to help you better understand this flood-risk terminology.

Kathleen Onorevole talks with research partners studying the effectiveness of wetland restoration in Wilson Bay.

Vanda Lewis finds inspiration in old copies of Coastwatch magazine and shares a few tastes from the past worth repeating.

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


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,

North Carolina Sea Grant: Your link to research and resources for a healthier coast

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