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Exploring the North Carolina Coast Featured in Coastwatch
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Posted Thursday, July 12, 2012
Vacation season is upon us and perhaps you're ready to do something a little different, such as soaring, diving or howling. In North Carolina Sea Grant's Summer 2012 issue of Coastwatch magazine, Pam Smith shares loads of ideas for nature-based tourism.
Take out too many threads and the blanket may unravel. It's the same thought when it comes to identifying strategic habitat areas ― keep the whole of the state's fisheries intact. Join Sharon Settlage as she explores the method behind the plan to protect North Carolina's fisheries.
E-Ching Lee gives us another reason to eat local seafood ― low mercury-contamination risks. Travel with her as she talks with scientists who tested the state's seafood and find out why national recommendations may not hold for North Carolina fish. Also, read a related Blueprint at www.ncseagrant.org/s/mercury.
Go beyond the beach with Megan Sharp as she introduces coastal songbirds that are worth going a little out of the way to see ― and hear.
Just like our vehicles, it's costing more to fill up the boat this year. Take a ride with Brian Efland and learn how to boost fuel efficiency on your next boat outing.
Join Settlage for a visit to Powells Point for the Currituck Sound Water Quality Fair. Learn how Currituck County is "going green" and taking the lead in environmental stewardship.
In other stories, watch the tide with Terri Kirby Hathaway and learn how it forms and the forces that shape it. And we share recipes for crab-stuffed tomatoes, breaded triggerfish and sautéed mahi-mahi from Mariner's Menu: 30 Years of Fresh Seafood Ideas.
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