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North Carolina's Amazing Coast Debuts


Katie Mosher, 919/515-9069,
Terri Kirby Hathaway, 252/475-5486,

Posted Tuesday, May 7, 2013

North Carolina's Amazing Coast: Natural Wonders from Alligators to Zoeas soon will be in local bookstores.


North Carolina Sea Grant will launch the new book with a program May 21, from 2 to 5 p.m. at Duck's Cottage Downtown Books in Manteo. Join authors Terri Kirby Hathaway and Kathleen Angione to learn about wonders of the coastal region.

"We are thrilled to introduce readers to incredible animals, plants and ecosystems," notes Hathaway, who also will be working with teachers to develop lesson plans based on the species in the book.

"We really anticipate this book to be one of the hottest sellers this summer," notes Jamie Layton, co-owner of the bookstore. "Locals will be especially interested in Terri's connections here on the Outer Banks."

A delight for learners of all ages, the book is a true partnership of the North Carolina and Georgia Sea Grant programs. Hathaway, North Carolina Sea Grant's marine educator who is based in Dare County, and Kathleen Angione, a former Coastwatch senior editor and Clayton resident, collaborated with the Georgia team of writers David Bryant and George Davidson, and illustrator Charlotte Ingram.

                          Terri Kirby Hathaway

More than two dozen new North Carolina entries — such as the red wolf, margined sea star, comb jelly, lugworm, blanket flower and maritime forest — join a selection of southeastern species that also appeared in Georgia's Amazing Coast.

To learn more about North Carolina's Amazing Coast, go online to Additional events with one or more of the creators are expected during the summer and fall.

In addition to local bookstores, North Carolina Sea Grant will sell individual copies and handle bulk orders for schools and educational programs. Call 919/515-9101 or send an email to

                       Kathleen Angione

Bookstores and the public can order online directly from the University of Georgia Press. Go to


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