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National Sea Grant Aquaculture Initiative: 2020 Update

National Sea Grant Aquaculture Initiative: 2020 Update

In 2020, Sea Grant continued to engage in hundreds of aquaculture-related projects and ongoing efforts, leveraging federal dollars well beyond the...
National Sea Grant Aquaculture Initiative: 2020 Update
North Carolina Sea Grant Study Finds Spreading Ghost Forests on NC Coast may Contribute to Climate...

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

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...
North Carolina Sea Grant Study Finds Spreading Ghost Forests on NC Coast may Contribute to Climate...
Connect virtually with Sea Grant at Restore America’s Estuaries’/Coastal States Organization’s 2020...

Connect virtually with Sea Grant at Restore America’s Estuaries’/Coastal States Organization’s 2020...

Network with Sea Grant colleagues and learn the latest in coastal restoration and management during Restore America’s Estuaries’/Coastal...
Connect virtually with Sea Grant at Restore America’s Estuaries’/Coastal States Organization’s 2020...
Celebrating American Lobster Initiative successes on National Lobster Day

Celebrating American Lobster Initiative successes on National Lobster Day

The Sea Grant American Lobster Initiative, created in 2019, works to understand ecosystem changes affecting American lobster and share findings with...
Celebrating American Lobster Initiative successes on National Lobster Day
Get to Know Great Lakes' Fish, Fish Farmers and Aquaculture at the Sea Grant Great Lakes Aquaculture...

Get to Know Great Lakes' Fish, Fish Farmers and Aquaculture at the Sea Grant Great Lakes Aquaculture...

The Sea Grant Great Lakes Aquaculture Collaborative is hosting the first annual Sea Grant Great Lakes Aquaculture Day on October 10,...
Get to Know Great Lakes' Fish, Fish Farmers and Aquaculture at the Sea Grant Great Lakes Aquaculture...
California Sea Grant-funded research finds warmer waters threaten red abalone recovery

California Sea Grant-funded research finds warmer waters threaten red abalone recovery

While red abalone were once abundant throughout California, they have long been in decline due to overfishing and environmental changes....
California Sea Grant-funded research finds warmer waters threaten red abalone recovery
Sea Grant responds to COVID-19-related challenges across the country

Sea Grant responds to COVID-19-related challenges across the country

As the country adapts to changes necessitated by the COVID-19 pandemic, coastal and Great Lakes communities, too, are rethinking how to resume what...
Sea Grant responds to COVID-19-related challenges across the country
Sea Grant announces $2 million in support of 2020 American Lobster Initiative projects

Sea Grant announces $2 million in support of 2020 American Lobster Initiative projects

Sea Grant announces $2 million in support of the Sea Grant American Lobster Initiative to address scientific and stakeholder needs associated with...
Sea Grant announces $2 million in support of 2020 American Lobster Initiative projects
Sea Grant and NOAA Fisheries Announce 2020 Joint Fellowship Program Awardees

Sea Grant and NOAA Fisheries Announce 2020 Joint Fellowship Program Awardees

Sea Grant and the National Marine Fisheries Service (Fisheries) are pleased to announce the 2020 Fisheries-Sea Grant Joint Fellowship recipients. Nine...
Sea Grant and NOAA Fisheries Announce 2020 Joint Fellowship Program Awardees
10 Ways to Enjoy Oysters in Celebration of National Oyster Day

10 Ways to Enjoy Oysters in Celebration of National Oyster Day

Oysters play an important role in coastal communities. Celebrate the small but mighty oyster this National Oyster Day, Sea Grant-style, with one...
10 Ways to Enjoy Oysters in Celebration of National Oyster Day
Pathways to marine policy: Knauss Fellows build on past experiences with NOAA

Pathways to marine policy: Knauss Fellows build on past experiences with NOAA

In February 2021, the 42nd class of the John A. Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship will begin fellowships across NOAA and other federal...
Pathways to marine policy: Knauss Fellows build on past experiences with NOAA
Sea Grant Announces 2021 Finalists for the John A. Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship Program

Sea Grant Announces 2021 Finalists for the John A. Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship Program

The 74 finalists in the 2021 class represent 27 of the 34 Sea Grant programs. This year’s class includes early career professionals who have...
Sea Grant Announces 2021 Finalists for the John A. Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship Program
New research from Michigan Sea Grant finds climate warming increases Asian carp threat to Lake...

New research from Michigan Sea Grant finds climate warming increases Asian carp threat to Lake...

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...
New research from Michigan Sea Grant finds climate warming increases Asian carp threat to Lake...
12 weeks, thousands of kids: How NOAA Live! connected students to science at home

12 weeks, thousands of kids: How NOAA Live! connected students to science at home

When Nicole Bartlett with NOAA’s Regional Collaboration network reached out to Grace Simpkins, an educator with Woods Hole Sea...
12 weeks, thousands of kids: How NOAA Live! connected students to science at home
Ten Weeks for a Formative Experience: Wisconsin Sea Grant offers adapted summer undergraduate...

Ten Weeks for a Formative Experience: Wisconsin Sea Grant offers adapted summer undergraduate...

Ten weeks can be fleeting. Even though the days may pass quickly, they can be momentous ones. At Wisconsin Sea Grant this summer, the hope is that for...
Ten Weeks for a Formative Experience: Wisconsin Sea Grant offers adapted summer undergraduate...
Seafood direct marketing: Sea Grant experts contribute to UN report

Seafood direct marketing: Sea Grant experts contribute to UN report

In a new report published by the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), California Sea Grant and Alaska Sea Grant contributed a case study to...
Seafood direct marketing: Sea Grant experts contribute to UN report
Safety First: Tips for a Safe Summer from Sea Grant

Safety First: Tips for a Safe Summer from Sea Grant

It’s almost time for summer fun outdoors and on the water, and that means it’s time to remember, safety first! Sea Grant programs across...
Safety First: Tips for a Safe Summer from Sea Grant
Citizen science in shifting sands

Citizen science in shifting sands

In a changing climate, sea-level rise, storm surge and erosion all threaten our coasts’ sandy beaches. Teams of volunteer citizen...
Citizen science in shifting sands
Eight Sea Grant Programs Awarded Funds from Sea Grant-Marine Debris Special Projects Competition

Eight Sea Grant Programs Awarded Funds from Sea Grant-Marine Debris Special Projects Competition

Marine debris is a pervasive global problem that touches every corner of our ocean and Great Lakes. Sea Grant, in collaboration with the NOAA...
Eight Sea Grant Programs Awarded Funds from Sea Grant-Marine Debris Special Projects Competition
Sea Grant addresses water issues nationally

Sea Grant addresses water issues nationally

Freshwater is a precious resource that requires conservation and protection. From water quality to water availability, Sea Grant is addressing...
Sea Grant addresses water issues nationally

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Why Dunes are Important Lesson Plan

New Jersey Sea Grant

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Using modeling techniques, students discover how coastal dunes form and how they can protect coastal areas from erosion and flooding during storms and harsh weather events. Students will make predictions and observations, then come to their own conclusions about the importance of dunes and how they can make coastal areas more resilient against storms.

Shrinking Shorelines Lesson Plan

New Jersey Sea Grant

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In this activity students will build a model of a salt marsh and the land surrounding it out of clay. Students will use this model to see what happens to salt marshes when the sea level rises and how the slope of the land and the location affect the marshes survival.

Remote Setting Training Program to Grow Oysters

Maryland Sea Grant

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Many leaders in Maryland have highlighted the importance of developing oyster aquaculture in the state: this industry supports local working waterfronts and also helps the state’s struggling seafood industry. Maryland Sea Grant Extension helped to bring about changes in state policy to make it easier for residents to obtain leases for aquaculture operations in Chesapeake Bay, creating new opportunities for entrepreneurs. To help them pursue those opportunities, Maryland Sea Grant Extension and its partners have developed a number of programs that help shellfish growers to obtain start-up funding for these ventures and to build and operate them successfully.

Training Volunteers to Assist Chesapeake Bay Cleanup

Maryland Sea Grant

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Maryland and other states in the Chesapeake Bay watershed are currently engaged in a multi-billion dollar effort to improve water quality by meeting Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) targets for nutrients and sediments. To accomplish this, municipalities around the region need help from trained and dedicated volunteers who can implement watershed restoration practices. Such practices include stormwater management tools like rain gardens and barrels.

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