Study Finds Spreading Ghost Forests on NC Coast May Contribute to Climate Change

September 28, 2020 | Dave Shaw

The transition from forest to marsh along the coastline of the Albemarle-Pamlico Peninsula has led to a significant loss in the amount of carbon stored in the plants and trees above ground. When released into the atmosphere as a gas, carbon can contribute to global warming.

Coastwatch Explores Horseshoe Crabs, COVID-19, and More

September 22, 2020 | Dave Shaw

The award-winning Coastwatch magazine has just released the Autumn 2020 issue. The latest edition of the flagship publication from North Carolina Sea Grant covers far-ranging content, from the connection between a COVID-19 vaccine and horseshoe crabs to how climate change affects sea turtle hatchlings.

Spiegler Takes New Role as Sea Grant’s Coastal Resilience Specialist

August 17, 2020 | Dave Shaw

Sarah Spiegler began her new responsibilities this week as North Carolina Sea Grant’s coastal resilience specialist.

NOAA and Sea Grant Select Four Knauss Fellowship Finalists from NC

July 21, 2020 | Dave Shaw

After a highly competitive review process, NOAA and Sea Grant have announced the finalists for the 2021 class of the Sea Grant John A. Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship program. These 74 finalists include four graduate students from North Carolina: Jashira Torres Pabón, Kayelyn Simmons, Joseph Fader and Cameron Adams.

Summer Coastwatch Looks at Climate Change Predictions for NC

June 22, 2020 | Dave Shaw

The award-winning Coastwatch magazine has just released its Summer 2020 issue. The latest edition of the flagship publication from North Carolina Sea Grant covers a broad range of content, including a look at climate predictions for the state, as well as new longterm strategies for adapting eastern N.C roads and bridges in the face of increased flooding.