image representing ghost forest research, taken by Melinda Martinez

Study Finds Ghost Forest ‘Tree Farts’ Contribute to Greenhouse Gas Emissions

May 12, 2021 | Katie Mosher

The dead trees don’t contribute as much as soils, but they should still be accounted for, researchers say.

Invasive Species Alters Marine Community, Interferes in Recovery Following Natural Disasters

May 12, 2021 | Katie Mosher

Clavelina oblonga, an invasive marine fouling species, not only reduces diversity in communities it invades, it also interferes in their recovery following natural disasters — a process known as “succession.” New research has had funding from NC Sea Grant.

New Blueprint for NC Oyster Restoration and Protection

April 27, 2021 | Dave Shaw

NC Sea Grant is among the partners who have updated the NC Oyster Blueprint, looking at fisheries, aquaculture, habitat and restoration topics.

People Show More Concern About Plastic Waste in Ocean After Kids’ Presentations

April 19, 2021 | Allison Fisk

A new study from North Carolina State University has found that voters and local leaders showed greater concern about plastic and other garbage in the ocean after watching kids’ presentations. North Carolina Sea Grant funded the research.

Science, Magic, and More Fill the Spring 2021 Issue of Coastwatch

March 24, 2021 | Dave Shaw

The latest edition of North Carolina Sea Grant’s award-winning publication takes a behind-the-scenes look at the seafood processing industry, explores the experiences of Black marine scientists, reveals the role that luck played in the latest breakthrough on farmed striped bass — and more.