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for Coastwatch Vol. 6 Issue 1, January 1979
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The estuaries in North Carolina are in trouble. As pollution destroys this valuable resource, new ways must be found to save it. There has been some success with dredge spoil islands, and that approach may help preserve the estuaries.
Many people love seafood. However, they do not have access to quality seafood in their area. New research is being funded to find ways to ship fish farther with it still remaining fresh.
The coast is constantly changing. This is a problem when you have people living on it. However, new research is being conducted on marsh grass as a possible aid in preventing moving shorelines and dunes.
When summer arrives, it brings with it many a tourist. However, this means that the coast will need to be even more protected. $1.4 million has been designated with this task.
Several university programs are being instituted to address a growing need for specialists in costal studies. Both NC State University and UNC-Chapel Hill are adding programs to aid coastal needs.
Find out what exactly Sea Grant is and how it came to be. In addition find out where more can be learned about Sea Grant.