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32206
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In June 2017, an industrial chemical called GenX was identified in drinking water drawn from the Cape Fear River in the Wilmington area of North Carolina. State officials have found GenX in private wells near the plant, as well as at several other locations, at varying concentrations. With increasing public concern, researchers are studying the effects of the chemical on human health.
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Coastwatch (NoCar QH 91 A1 N62x), Vol. Issue 1, Winter 2018, p24-29, il, por, map Periodical Website
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32205
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For decades, menhaden was North Carolina’s number one commercial fishery by volume. Concerns about overfishing led to changes in harvest allocations and a menhaden reduction fishery. Researchers are investigating the socioeconomic impact of the Atlantic menhaden fishery on East Coast states, and how policy changes might affect the industry.
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Coastwatch (NoCar QH 91 A1 N62x), Vol. Issue 1, Winter 2018, p18-23, il, por Periodical Website
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North Carolina’s oyster farming industry is expanding and gaining an excellent reputation among seafood consumers. Scientists from the University of North Carolina Wilmington and Carteret Community College have partnered with commercial oyster farms to identify native strains of oysters best suited for farming and aquaculture.
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Coastwatch (NoCar QH 91 A1 N62x), Vol. Issue 1, Winter 2018, p6-11, il, por Periodical Website
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An excerpt from North Carolina author Bland Simpson’s “Two Captains from Carolina” highlights a pivotal moment for Moses Grandy, an accomplished African American mariner born in the antebellum South. Simpson describes how he brought to life the stories of two disparate captains and what their narratives mean to him.
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Coastwatch (NoCar QH 91 A1 N62x), Vol. Issue 1, Winter 2018, p12-17, il, por, map Periodical Website
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32207
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November through March is the off-season for tourism in North Carolina. Visitors to the coast can enjoy smaller crowds and support a variety of local businesses. This article highlights various museums, state parks, and attractions for visitors during the winter season.
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Coastwatch (NoCar QH 91 A1 N62x), Vol. Issue 1, Winter 2018, p30-35, il, por Periodical Website
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32208
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Ocracoke brogue is an English dialect particular to the island of Ocracoke in North Carolina’s Outer Banks. Certain features of pronunciation, grammar and vocabulary reflect the island’s history, culture, and isolation. This article investigates how Ocracoke’s unique dialect has evolved with the island’s changing demographics.
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Coastwatch (NoCar QH 91 A1 N62x), Vol. Issue 1, Winter 2018, p40-44, il, por, f Periodical Website
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34782
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Fish Camp is a new part of the Next Generation Coastal Communities project funded by NC Sea Grant. Fishermen in their 20’s to 40’s are encouraged to attend a two-day gathering. While there, they will participate in networking programs, skill-building, and leadership development projects. It is believed that by helping the young fishermen develop, positive change can be made in the commercial fishing industry.
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The community of Nags Head on the Outer Banks of North Carolina has responded to climate change and sea level rise with the help of community collaboration. The goals included realizing what their vulnerabilities were, how to address these issues, and adapting as necessary as things change.
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Coastwatch (NoCar QH 91 A1 N62x), Vol. Issue 3, Summer 2018, p8-12, il Periodical Website
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RISING is an ongoing multi-disciplinary project that incorporates oral histories with scientific research funded by the North Carolina Sea Grant. Oral histories collected from residents on the Outer Banks highlight the scientific research of climate change, environmental impacts, and preventative measures alongside stunning photographs.
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Coastwatch (NoCar QH 91 A1 N62x), Vol. Issue 3, Summer 2018, p26-34, il Periodical Website
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The coast of the Carolinas, stretching between both North Carolina and South Carolina, offers a unique ecosystem where only certain plants can thrive. Different soils, water salinity, tides, and extreme weather changes are all factors that play into the environment of this area. This is an excerpt from Seacoast Plants of the Carolinas: A New Guide for Plant Identification and Use in Coastal Landscapes and includes selected plant profiles from the full book.
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Coastwatch (NoCar QH 91 A1 N62x), Vol. Issue 3, Summer 2018, p13-18, il, por Periodical Website
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Typically, leatherback sea turtles nest on tropical beaches, but are now beginning to come further north and nest on the North Carolina shore. Fort Fisher State Recreation Area and Cape Lookout National Seashore have both been recently made home for a few nesting leatherback turtles. It is still rare to see, with a total of 39 confirmed nests since 1966.
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Coastwatch (NoCar QH 91 A1 N62x), Vol. Issue 3, Summer 2018, p38-39, il Periodical Website
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Four graduate students from around North Carolina have been named finalists for the 2019 John A. Krauss Marine Policy Fellowship. Fellows will be placed in federal government offices for one-year appointments; fellows include Alicia M. Cheripka, Chrissy Hayes, Jill Hamilton, and William Thaxton.
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Coastwatch (NoCar QH 91 A1 N62x), Vol. Issue 3, Summer 2018, p35-37, il, por Periodical Website
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Ten new North Carolina Sea Grant research projects have been set up for 2018 to 2020. These projects include subjects such as community resilience to natural disasters, shoreline and estuary water management, and several involving oysters and oyster reefs. These are all designed to assist with real-world problems and address current issues along the coast.
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Coastwatch (NoCar QH 91 A1 N62x), Vol. Issue 3, Summer 2018, p20-25, il, por Periodical Website
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The North Carolina Community Collaborative Research Grant Program has established three research projects with new collaborators. These projects focus on flood risks, water contamination in the Cape Fear River, and evaluating resources of the nighttime sky at the Outer Albemarle Peninsula.
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Coastwatch (NoCar QH 91 A1 N62x), Vol. Issue 3, Summer 2018, p42-44, il, map Periodical Website
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Four summer recipes are selected from the Mariner’s Menu, North Carolina Sea Grant’s seafood resource book. Recipes include snapper with tropical fruit salsa, seafood stuffed avocado, grilled scallop kabobs, and Carolina shrimp broil.
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Coastwatch (NoCar QH 91 A1 N62x), Vol. Issue 3, Summer 2018, p40-41, il Periodical Website
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