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Oyster Reef Research, Hurricane Communication Featured in Coastwatch
Posted Friday, September 14, 2012Most people understand the value of an oyster on a plate — it's good eating. But there's value in oyster reefs, as well. In North Carolina Sea Grant's Autumn 2012 issue of Coastwatch magazine, join Sharon Settlage as she examines the long-term benefits of oyster reef restoration.
Sea Grant fisheries specialists tested electronic video monitoring in the snapper grouper fishery. Follow E-Ching Lee as she discovers what they found and how it may help with gathering data in the South Atlantic region.
North Carolina Sea Grant is supporting a People First Tourism project to help Inner Banks entrepreneurs attract visitors to play — and stay. Listen in as Pam Smith talks to the researchers and business owners involved.
Explore the coastal side of the N.C. Museum of Natural Sciences and its Nature Research Center. Take a trip with Chelsea Pierce as she checks in with Anthony and his classmates. This short story is for kids of all ages.
In other stories, Settlage introduces six North Carolina graduate students and the Town of Plymouth — recipients of the prestigious Jones Award from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration — recognized for helping the nation maintain its coastal resources. And we share recipes for crab-stuffed avocados, grilled tuna and oysters au gratin from Mariner's Menu: 30 Years of Fresh Seafood Ideas.
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