From counting horseshoe crabs, to measuring eels and salt marsh plants to quantifying microplastics on the beach and much more, citizen scientists collect data researchers wouldn't otherwise be able to
Steve Jones Associated Director of New Hampshire Sea Grant founded the Coastal Research Volunteers with the goal to provide volunteers with opportunities to engage in meaningful science and to benefit scientific research in the region. The program has been going strong for three years and is an overwhelming success, with volunteers helping researchers collect data they would otherwise be unable to collect.
New exhibit on Lake Sturgeon now on public display at the Shedd Aquarium
Fourteen Lake Sturgeon were transported to the Shedd Aquarium in Chicago, IL where they will increase public awareness about the fascinating history behind Sturgeon and the importance of the species to the Great Lakes ecosystem.
Sea Grant research shows population declining by ~14% annually
White abalone is rare and teetering on the brink. A Sea Grant funded study shows that at the current rate of decline, the population is expected to halve about every five years.
Picking Parents for the Best Traits
Part 3 of the 3 part series 'Selecting a Better Oyster'. Scientists at the Virginia Institute of Marine Science's Aquaculture Genetics and Breeding Technology Center look into how traits from parent oysters are passed to their offspring in hopes of improving Virgina's oyster aquaculture industry.
Mississippi-Alabama Sea Grant partners with 12 organizations and 6 art groups to create trail
A colorful new art display opened up in downtown Mobile, AL to increase public awareness of the role oysters play in Mobile Bay.