Red knots are migrating shorebirds that feast on horseshoe crab eggs. Photo by Gregory Breese/USFWS

Free Educational Resources Dive Deeper into Coastwatch Magazine Articles

October 5, 2020 | Katie Mosher

Coastwatch Classroom expands on select articles from Coastwatch magazine through a series of guiding questions and a comprehensive list of related reading materials.

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.

Jennette’s Pier Features Hook, Line & Science Videos

September 4, 2020 | Katie Mosher

The popular Nags Head spot offers visitors a new opportunity to learn about coastal fisheries.

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.