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New Sea Grant Director, Ocean Deep and Core Sound Featured in Coastwatch


E-Ching Lee, 919/515-9098,

Posted Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Susan N. White, former director of the Hollings Marine Laboratory in Charleston, S.C., took the helm as executive director of North Carolina Sea Grant and the Water Resources Research Institute of the University of North Carolina in mid-December 2012. In Sea Grant's Spring 2013 issue of Coastwatch magazine, Katie Mosher introduces White to our readers.


A team of national and international scientists is exploring the ocean floor along the East Coast. Follow as Pam Smith highlights their discoveries. And in a related story, Chelsea Pierce explains how you can take your own deep-sea voyage.

North Carolina has a reputation for being a culinary hotspot. Join Rhett Register as he talks with some of the state's best chefs about their love for local seafood.

Beachcombing is a great pastime for many visitors to the North Carolina coast. Terri Kirby Hathaway explains how a casual beach walk can turn into a hunt for treasure.

North Carolina Sea Grant-funded researchers are studying fungal denitrification in local marshes. Sharon Settlage checks in on the research and shares with readers what she learns.

Did someone say dinosaurs in the rivers? Morgan Jones introduces sturgeon, a prehistoric fish swimming — and jumping — in North Carolina's waters.

Core.Sounders, a documentary on the Down East fishing community, premiered at the N.C. Museum of History in March. David Hunt introduces Neal Hutcheson, the award-winning filmmaker who produced the documentary, and charts his progress.

The R/V Cape Hatteras research vessel has moved from Beaufort to Wilmington. Rhett Register and E-Ching Lee track the changing of hands.

Coastwatch is the flagship publication of North Carolina Sea Grant. Many current and past Coastwatch stories can be viewed online at by following the link to Coastwatch articles. To request a sample copy of Coastwatch, write to Coastwatch, North Carolina Sea Grant, NC State University, Box 8605, Raleigh, NC 27695-8605; call 919/515-9101; or send an email to


NOTE TO EDITORS: The text of stories that appear in Coastwatch may be reprinted with the following credit: Reprinted from Coastwatch, a publication of North Carolina Sea Grant. For a complimentary copy, call 919/515-9101 or send an email to

For reprint requests regarding photos in Coastwatch, contact E-Ching Lee, 919/515-9098,

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