Small Group of Genes Influence Egg Quality

May 12, 2014 | Rhett Register

Scientists from North and South Carolina recently completed a study that highlights the role of gene groups in embryo development. They conducted their research using striped bass (Morone saxatilis), a finfish used in aquaculture that has problems with arrested development in eggs. Results of this research, funded in part by North Carolina Sea Grant and South Carolina Sea Grant Consortium, are published in the open access journal, PLOS ONE.

Media Contacts: Rhett Register, 919-515-1092,; Susan Ferris Hill, 843-953-2092,

Researchers: Craig Sullivan, 919-302-7888,; Robert Chapman, 843-725-4878,

NCSG Seeks Marine Aquaculture Specialist

May 6, 2014 | Katie Mosher

North Carolina Sea Grant is seeking a marine aquaculture extension specialist to be based in Morehead City. Details and instructions are at

Hiring Manager: Jack Thigpen, 919-515-3012,

Coastwatch Spring 2014 Available

April 24, 2014 | Sandra Harris

The Spring 2014 issue of Coastwatch features North Carolina Sea Grant Projects, the estuarine shoreline study and seafood safety.

Go to for reprint information or to request a complimentary copy.

Media Contact: E-Ching Lee, 919-515-9098,

NCSG’s Research Symposium Registration Deadline: March 31

March 24, 2014 | Katie Mosher

The North Carolina Sea Grant Research Symposium: Investments and Opportunities will be held on April 16, 2014 at NC State University’s McKimmon Center in Raleigh.

Media Contact: Katie Mosher, 919-515-9069,

Seminar on Offshore Energy Development in the Southeast Set for March 24

March 19, 2014 |

Hear Marcilynn Burke, professor at the University of Houston Law Center and former Acting Assistant Secretary for Land and Minerals Management, at 12 noon on March 24 in Room 4004 at the University of North Carolina School of Law.