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Explore a wide range of free information about North Carolina's coastal habitats and the many activities it offers. From seashell guides to seafood cookbooks to rip current and shark safety, you'll find it all here. If you can't find what you're looking for, check out our low cost Coastal Products or contact us.

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Education

Coastal Climate Impacts: What You Can Do
Coastwatch on North Carolina Now (2007-2008)
Coastwatch on North Carolina Now: Finding Fish
Coastwatch on North Carolina Now: Ocean Observing
Coastwatch on North Carolina Now: Urban Streams
Go for Catches...Not Cancer
Local Catch: North Carolina Seafood Availability (Seasonal Choices for Autumn)
by NC Sea Grant, NC Aquariums & NC Div of Ag & Consum | Publication # UNC-SG-07-05D |
is a wallet-size card which highlights a selection of Autumn (September, October, November) “local catch” in markets and restaurants.  Download PDF.
Local Catch: North Carolina Seafood Availability (Seasonal Choices for Spring)
Local Catch: North Carolina Seafood Availability (Seasonal Choices for Summer)
Local Catch: North Carolina Seafood Availability (Seasonal Choices for Winter)
Molly by the Sea
Native Plants for Coastal North Carolina Landscapes
NCSU Environmental Literacy Fact Sheet
North Carolina Sea Grant Annual Report 2001
North Carolina Sea Grant Annual Report 2002
North Carolina Sea Grant Implementation Plan 2002-2004
North Carolina Sea Grant Research Symposium: Investments and Opportunities
North Carolina Sea Grant: Coastal Science Serving North Carolina
North Carolina Sea Grant: Your Link to Research and Resources for a Healthier Coast
North Carolina Sea Grant: Your link to research and resources for a healthier coast (Updated 2014)
North Carolina's Local Catch (DVD)
Purchasing Seafood: Answering Questions of Mercury in North Carolina-Caught Species
Quality Counts: A Consumer's Guide to Selecting North Carolina Seafood
Returns On Investments
Rip Currents (brochure)
Rip Currents (poster)
Rip Currents: Break the Grip of the Rip (brochure)
Rocky Branch Stream Restoration and Greenway Project
Salt Marsh Restoration: Coastal Habitat Enhancement
Shark Sense: Atlantic and Gulf Regions
Skin Disorders Within the Mid-Atlantic Commercial Fishing Community
Using the Internet to Enhance Direct Market Sales of Seafood