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Worms on Oysters Harvested from Reefs are a Natural Occurrence

Worms on Oysters Harvested from Reefs are a Natural Occurrence

“There’s a worm on my oyster!”  Louisiana Sea Grant explains why this happens and why it's not necessarily a bad...
Worms on Oysters Harvested from Reefs are a Natural Occurrence
Counting the Fish in the Sea

Counting the Fish in the Sea

Atlantic menhaden have been called the most important fish in the sea, with good reason.
Counting the Fish in the Sea
Sea Grant Helps Communities Navigate the Program for Public Information Process, Potential Discounts...

Sea Grant Helps Communities Navigate the Program for Public Information Process, Potential Discounts...

Sea Grant programs in the Gulf of Mexico and Georgia help communities better understand how to create a Program for Public Information (PPI) and...
Sea Grant Helps Communities Navigate the Program for Public Information Process, Potential Discounts...
Scientific Team Selected for Independent Abundance Estimate of Red Snapper in the Gulf of Mexico

Scientific Team Selected for Independent Abundance Estimate of Red Snapper in the Gulf of Mexico

A team of university and government scientists, selected by an expert review panel convened by the Mississippi-Alabama Sea Grant Consortium, will...
Scientific Team Selected for Independent Abundance Estimate of Red Snapper in the Gulf of Mexico
UGA Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant Prepare Communities for Hurricanes

UGA Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant Prepare Communities for Hurricanes

University of Georgia Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant is working with researchers from the National Center for Atmospheric Research to better...
UGA Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant Prepare Communities for Hurricanes
Clear Lakes Disguise Impaired Water Quality

Clear Lakes Disguise Impaired Water Quality

New Minnesota Sea Grant study suggests that using water clarity as an indicator of water quality may not necessarily work in all regions.
Clear Lakes Disguise Impaired Water Quality
BayMap Leads to Discoveries in Offshore Waters Near and Far

BayMap Leads to Discoveries in Offshore Waters Near and Far

To fill a knowledge gap about the shallow seafloor right off Rhode Island's coast, Rhode Island Sea Grant invested in the development of BayMap, a...
BayMap Leads to Discoveries in Offshore Waters Near and Far
Teach the Kids to Fish

Teach the Kids to Fish

"By training the next generation of fishers through a hands-on mentorship program, scientists and fishers hope to feed the world for many...
Teach the Kids to Fish
Sea Grant announces $9.3 million for aquaculture research and industry support

Sea Grant announces $9.3 million for aquaculture research and industry support

Sea Grant announces $9.3 million for aquaculture research and industry support
Pictures Illustrate the State of North Carolina Fisheries

Pictures Illustrate the State of North Carolina Fisheries

In a collaborative effort, North Carolina Sea Grant developed a series of graphics 
to help the North Carolina Division of Marine Fisheries present...
Pictures Illustrate the State of North Carolina Fisheries
Aquaculture’s Next Big Thing?

Aquaculture’s Next Big Thing?

Wisconsin Sea Grant funded a two-year aquaculture research project designed to compare the production of walleye, a native Wisconsin fish, and...
Aquaculture’s Next Big Thing?
My Day with a Sea Grant Extension Professional

My Day with a Sea Grant Extension Professional

The day started with a typical greeting one would expect when meeting someone for the first time. As we walked towards Paul’s aging truck, which...
My Day with a Sea Grant Extension Professional
Researchers Explore Using Empty Oyster Shells to Decrease Acidic Seawater

Researchers Explore Using Empty Oyster Shells to Decrease Acidic Seawater

Oregon Sea Grant supported researchers place bags of oysters on different amounts of empty shells to see if the shells help the oysters grow better in...
Researchers Explore Using Empty Oyster Shells to Decrease Acidic Seawater
West Coast Shellfish Industry Recognizes Consequences of Ocean Acidification

West Coast Shellfish Industry Recognizes Consequences of Ocean Acidification

A survey funded by Oregon Sea Grant found that more than 80 percent of respondents from the west coast shellfish industry agree that ocean...
West Coast Shellfish Industry Recognizes Consequences of Ocean Acidification
Why Sea Grant Matters to Louisiana Fishermen

Why Sea Grant Matters to Louisiana Fishermen

Louisiana Sea Grant extension agent Thu Bui translates Sea Grant resources for Vietnamese fishermen in Louisiana.
Why Sea Grant Matters to Louisiana Fishermen
Sea Grant's Helen Cheng helps New York City communities better prepare for hurricanes

Sea Grant's Helen Cheng helps New York City communities better prepare for hurricanes

Sea Grant's Helen Cheng helps New York City communities better prepare for hurricanes
Sea Grant Extension Agents Support Aquaculture Growth across America

Sea Grant Extension Agents Support Aquaculture Growth across America

Sea Grant supports the advancement of sustainable aquaculture development through research, extension and education.
Sea Grant Extension Agents Support Aquaculture Growth across America
Sea Grant Sets the Stage for Aquaculture Growth in New England

Sea Grant Sets the Stage for Aquaculture Growth in New England

Sea Grant support enhances extension and technology transfer to advance aquaculture production in New Hampshire and Maine.
Sea Grant Sets the Stage for Aquaculture Growth in New England
Sea Grant and NOAA Fisheries announce 2017 Joint Fellowship Recipients

Sea Grant and NOAA Fisheries announce 2017 Joint Fellowship Recipients

Sea Grant and NOAA Fisheries announce 2017 Joint Fellowship Recipients
World’s Largest Aquaponics Operation Opens in American Heartland

World’s Largest Aquaponics Operation Opens in American Heartland

Sea Grant supported research, education and workforce development to help make it possible
World’s Largest Aquaponics Operation Opens in American Heartland

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Coastal Community Resilience Index’s success inspires development of additional tools

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Due to the incredible sucess of the Coastal Resilience Index, Mississippi-Alabama Sea Grant is working with several partners to pilot test the Fisheries Resilience Index and the Tourism Resilience Index. The Fisheries Index focuses on indicators important to commercial and recreational fishermen, seafood processors and marina owners. The Tourism Index addresses 10 categories, including communications, marketing, disaster operations and workforce issues.

MIT Sea Grant Researchers Hope to Mitigate Coastal Flooding Problems with New Model

High Fidelity Numerical Model to Mitigate Coastal Flooding Problems

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MIT Sea Grant Assistant Director for Research Stefano Brizzolara and visiting PhD student Riccardo Angelini Rota are working on a new numerical model to simulate the complex physics that happen in the near-shore region to waves. Due to climate change, they explain, the level of the ocean will rise significantly in the next fifty to one hundred years. Their goal is to simulate the risks of flooding in different areas of the Northeast region in advance in order to be prepared and react with mitigation or adaptation strategies. The model is based on a Smoothed Particles Hydrodynamic (SPH) solver, which helps them reproduce the hydrodynamic phenomena in coastal areas, specifically in the surf region. Brizzolara and Rota plan to reproduce problems like over-topping in a sea wall or in a sea structure and the run up of waves. They explain that the reason this new model is so unique is because many of the models that currently exist are able to arrive quite close to the coast but not in the particular region where the non-linear phenomena they want to record occur. With this new numerical method, the researchers seek to extend the predictions of the current numerical models to the areas more affected by inundations and flooding.

Hurricane Preparedness Week: Spotlight on New York Sea Grant Communications Specialist Paul Focazio

New York Sea Grant Web Content Manager

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As New York Sea Grant's Web Content Manager, Paul Focazio oversees the development and production of New York Sea Grant's Web site, e-newsletter (Currents) and all social media platforms. The program's virtual presence not only includes downloads of NYSG's Coastlines newsletter, for which Focazio writes, but also features sub-sites for all extension staff and a number of special research and education initiatives.

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