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Coastal Hazards and Community Resiliency in Delaware
Climate and Hazard Adaptation

Coastal Hazards and Community Resiliency in Delaware

To help reduce Delaware communities’ vulnerability to coastal hazards, the Delaware Sea Grant College Program, University of Delaware’s Coastal Community Enhancement Initiative, and Delaware’s Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control have cooperated with the Delaware Emergency Management Agency to increase awareness of coastal hazards and provide communities information and resources that will improve societal, economic and personal resiliency to coastal hazards.

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New Artificial Bait Could Reduce Stress on Horseshoe Crabs

Horseshoe crabs, whose eggs are vital to migratory shorebird feeding stopovers, have strict harvest quotas due to over harvesting in the 1990s. A research team led by Nancy Targett, director of Delaware Sea Grant, has developed an artificial bait that has the potential to reduce the number of horseshoe crabs needed to catch eel and whelk.

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University of Hawai’i Sea Grant Helps Coastal Communities Prepare for Hazards

Dennis Hwang, Coastal Hazard Mitigation Specialist at University of Hawai’i Sea Grant  developed the Hawai’i Coastal Hazard Mitigation Guidebook to address the lack of widely publicized, reliable guidance for building along the coast to reduce vulnerability. Due to the wide spread popularity, 7 states across the country developed similar books specific to their community.

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