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North Carolina Sea Grant Study Finds Spreading Ghost Forests on NC Coast may Contribute to Climate Change

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A new study, funded in part by North Carolina Sea Grant, has found the spread of ghost forests across a coastal region of North Carolina may have implications for global warming. Ghost forests are areas where rising seas have killed off freshwater-dependent trees, leaving dead or dying white snags standing in marsh.

New research from Michigan Sea Grant finds climate warming increases Asian carp threat to Lake Michigan by offsetting quagga mussel ‘ecological barrier’

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The ongoing warming of Lake Michigan increases its susceptibility to Asian carp, in part by reducing the capacity of quagga mussels to act as an ecological barrier against the voracious algae-eating fish, according to a new study supported by Michigan Sea Grant.

Citizen science in shifting sands

Sea Grant volunteers in three states track our changing coasts

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In a changing climate, sea-level rise, storm surge and erosion all threaten our coasts’ sandy beaches. Teams of volunteer citizen scientists from New Hampshire, Maine and California Sea Grant programs are helping researchers keep a finger on the pulse of the shifting sands.

Hurricane Preparedness: Building Resilient Homes, Plans, and Effective Warning Systems

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How do people prepare for hurricanes before the season begins? When a hurricane is looming, how do people receive warning, decide to take action, and prepare for the storm? As part of the National Weather Service’s Hurricane Preparedness Week, Sea Grant programs have been highlighting their work that aims to answer these questions. Resources developed by Sea Grant and partners can help communities and individuals prepare for storms well before hurricane season even approaches as well as when a storm is approaching.

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