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Applications Open for Joint NC Sea Grant/NC Space Grant Graduate Research Fellowship

January 9, 2023 | Dan DiNicola

North Carolina’s Space Grant and Sea Grant programs are currently accepting applications for Graduate Research Fellowships for the 2023-2024 academic year. Two fellowships of up to $10,000 may be awarded to students whose projects address a priority research need within the state’s nearshore environments, coastal areas, watersheds or human activities in these areas. ...

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FREE Marine Safety Training for North Carolina Commercial Fishermen

December 22, 2022 | Dan DiNicola

The Alaska Marine Safety Education Association is conducting a Fishing Vessel Drill Conductor class in Morehead City, NC on January 13. This course is offered for FREE to anyone in the North Carolina seafood industry...

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Alligators Exposed to PFAS Show Autoimmune Effects

December 14, 2022 | Dan DiNicola

A recent study of alligators in the Cape Fear River found the animals had elevated levels of 14 different per- and polyfluoroalkyl (PFAS) chemicals in their blood serum, as well as clinical and genetic indicators of immune system effects. The work adds to the body of evidence connecting PFAS exposure with adverse immune system effects....

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2022 North Carolina Coastal Conference Poster Competition Winners Announced

November 11, 2022 | Dan DiNicola

North Carolina Sea Grant announces winners of the 2022 student research poster competition at the NC Coastal Conference. ...

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StriperHub to Receive Over $1.4 Million in Funding to Grow Striped Bass Aquaculture Program

October 11, 2022 | Dan DiNicola

The StriperHub team lead by NC Sea Grant and NC State University will expand its striped bass aquaculture research and outreach with $1.4 million in additional funding. ...

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