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October 5, 2022 | Dave Shaw

For Immediate Release

With the start of North Carolina Oyster Week on Oct. 10, the fall issue of North Carolina Sea Grant’s award-winning Coastwatch magazine highlights the NC Oyster Trail — and much more.

North Carolina Sea Grant’s Michaela Abraham, a community engaged intern studying fisheries, wildlife, and conservation biology at NC State University, provides a brief history of oyster conservation in What’s So Special About North Carolina’s Oysters? Her cover story includes a tour of the NC Oyster Trail with colorful samples of several stops along the way.

Andrew Moore, marketing and communications manager at NC State’s College of Natural Resources, takes readers inside s a new project on how wooded buffers can reduce pollution in Natural Solutions and a Clean Water Future for the Cape Fear.

image: oyster spread on the Coastwatch Fall 2022 coverIn Lauren D. Pharr’s Troubled Waters, the award-winning science communicator with North Carolina Sea Grant explains how underserved communities disproportionately experience the adverse effects of flooding and poor water quality. The fall issue also includes Pharr’s breakdown of a new study she co-authored about conserving misunderstood wildlife in Social Media for Sharks.  

In addition, Barbara Doll, North Carolina Sea Grant’s water protection and restoration specialist, explains how a new state-of-the-art warning system is also strengthening flood planning in North Carolina.

Hook, Line & Science, the award-winning series from North Carolina Sea Grant’s fisheries specialists Scott Baker and Sara Mirabilio, brings news about new studies on the impacts of hurricanes on fish populations, the water depths that blue marlin prefer, and how UV radiation affects sport fish.

Mirabilio also explains how aquaculture breakthroughs from a team at UNCW could help a seafood favorite reach even more consumers in Is There a Profitable Market for Farm-Fresh Black Sea Bass?

This fall’s Coastwatch also includes a story from UNC-Chapel Hill graduate student Nick Funnell on the ecological impacts of shellfish relays in North Carolina, as well as Hook, Line & Science Communication Fellow Christine Ryan’s piece on the quick benefits of oyster reef restoration.

And this issue ends where it begins — with oysters. Mariner’s Menu features new seafood recipes for fall treats, including oysters casino.

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The next issue: The special all-digital Winter 2022 issue will available at no cost here: ncCoastwatch.org. Coastwatch will return in print with the Spring 2023 issue.

Permissions: Some content that appears in Coastwatch is available to republishEmail dmshaw@ncsu.edu

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