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September 28, 2017 | Sandra Harris


E-Ching Lee, 919-515-9098,

The total solar eclipse on Aug. 21 traveled across 14 states in the continental United States and brought many people together to be in the path of totality. In North Carolina Sea Grant’s Autumn 2017 issue of Coastwatch magazine, relive this celestial sight through images from our partners.

In an interview with co-authors Barbara Garrity-Blake and Karen Willis Amspacher, Danielle Costantini finds out what went into collecting and selecting oral histories for their book, Living at the Water’s Edge: A Heritage Guide to the Outer Banks Byway. Then read excerpts from the book that reveal the rich trove of stories within the communities along the Outer Banks National Scenic Byway.

In a Sea Grant-funded project, researchers are looking to beavers for ideas on how to restore wetlands. Join Diana Hackenburg as she checks in on the research.

In a collaborative effort, Sea Grant developed a series of graphics to help N.C. Division of Marine Fisheries counterparts to explain how the state’s fisheries fared in 2016.

The North Carolina coast is always changing. Two coastal N.C. scientists discuss the natural forces behind the formation of Shelly Island.

Marisa Incremona introduces eight Sea Grant-funded fellows focusing on policy and water issues.

The Albemarle-Pamlico National Estuary Partnership, also known as APNEP, is celebrating 30 years of finding answers to identifying, protecting and restoring the estuarine system. Kelsey Ellis explains.

There are few in North Carolina who know seashells as well as Hugh Porter, or “Mr. Seashell,” as he was nicknamed. Join Costantini to explore his life, legacy and many contributions to the shelling community.

In June, the N.C. Department of Natural and Cultural Resources dedicated the Condor as the first Heritage Dive Site. Michele Walker dives into history.

The end of summer does not mean the end of fresh flavors when it comes to seafood. We share a few recipes from Mariner’s Menu with a little heat to help warm you up this autumn.

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,

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