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image: Lauren smiles while holding a clipboard, a pole with a camera, and a spotting scope.

Jul 11, 2023

Lauren D. Pharr Receives Governor’s Conservation Achievement Award

Lauren D. Pharr, contributing editor for Coastwatch magazine and third-year Ph.D. student in North Carolina State University's College of Natural Resources, has earned the 2023 Governor's Conservation Achievement Award for Young Conservationist of the Year.

image: Neuse River during winter.

Jul 7, 2023

New Research To Focus on Contaminants in East Coast Waterways

"North Carolina Sea Grant is proud to be a key collaborator on emerging contaminants research," notes Frank López, NC Sea Grant extension director. "These new projects will provide research and outreach tools that we and others along the East Coast will use and/or adapt."

image: Juan Zuluaga holding bird.

Jul 6, 2023

Juan Zuluaga Wins the 2023 NC Coastal Research Fellowship

Zuluaga's research will look at how birds regulate their temperature through behavior and biological processes during the summer.

Jul 5, 2023

Register Now for the Aquatic WILD Workshop for Educators

Formal and non-formal educators interested in teaching people about aquatic wildlife and ecology can register now for an August 12 training session co-hosted by North Carolina Sea Grant.

This rip current sign provides guidance on swimming safety. It advises swimmers caught in rip currents to 1) relax, because rip currents don’t pull you under; 2) not swim against the current; 3) swim out of the current, then to shore; 4) float or tread water if they can’t escape; 5) yell or wave for assistance if they need help.

Jun 29, 2023

Beach Safety is Key to Summer Fun

If your summer plans include a trip to the NC coast -- or anywhere with a surf zone, including the Great Lakes -- be sure to remember key safety messages from NC Sea Grant and local beach communities, along with the National Weather Service, National Ocean Service and the US Lifesaving Association. Even if you know how to recognize, avoid and if necessary escape a rip current, check these links to help you share messages with friends and family.