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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
Sea Grant shares lessons learned from coastal storms to help communities

Sea Grant shares lessons learned from coastal storms to help communities

Sea Grant engages in vulnerability assessments, resilience planning, and social science initiatives to learn from previous storms and lesson impacts...
Sea Grant shares lessons learned from coastal storms to help communities
Seafood Recipes Compiled across Sea Grant Network

Seafood Recipes Compiled across Sea Grant Network

Florida Sea Grant compiled seafood recipes from around the Sea Grant network to celebrate 50 years of supporting Sustainable Fisheries and...
Seafood Recipes Compiled across Sea Grant Network
Puerto Rico Sea Grant Video Promotes Trash Free Waters

Puerto Rico Sea Grant Video Promotes Trash Free Waters

Puerto Rico Sea Grant created a video to promote Healthy Coastal Ecosystems.
Puerto Rico Sea Grant Video Promotes Trash Free Waters

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Coastal Ocean Hypoxia Model

South Carolina Sea Grant

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A large percentage of South Carolina’s economy is driven by the popularity of beaches as tourist destinations.  Hypoxic (low-oxygen) conditions have been documented in the nearshore coastal waters of Long Bay, South Carolina, during summer months over the past several years.  To maintain a healthy environment for recreation it is necessary to assess the impacts of land use on groundwater discharge to the area.  Researchers measured radon activities of shallow beachface groundwater and nearshore bottom waters to estimate mixing rates and submarine groundwater discharge in Long Bay.  They successfully developed a mixing model based on these measurements, which helped determine that natural phenomena such as limited mixing and submarine groundwater discharge (both previously overlooked) can significantly influence nearshore water quality and lead to hypoxic conditions.  This model can be applied to other types of marine environments to help determine the causes of hypoxia, and as such could be a valuable tool in maintaining coastal water quality, especially in highly developed (urban) areas. 

South Carolina Community Resource Inventory

South Carolina Sea Grant

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Community leaders, decision-makers, and staff need detailed knowledge of the resources their community possesses in order to make informed planning decisions that enhance the community while protecting the quality of the environment. Developed in partnership with Clemson University’s Baruch Institute of Coastal Ecology and Forest Science, the S.C. NEMO Program, Carolina Clear, and the North Inlet-Winyah Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve, the Community Resource Inventory provides an atlas of natural and cultural resources available in South Carolina coastal communities.

Low Impact Development in Coastal South Carolina: A Planning and Design Guide

South Carolina Sea Grant

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Many coastal decision-makers lack the expertise, guidance, and resources to implement low impact development (LID) techniques for mitigating stormwater impacts. The S.C. Sea Grant Consortium assisted with the development of an LID manual specific to coastal South Carolina that provides guidance on overcoming barriers to implementing best management practices. The project team organized stakeholder workshops, research roundtables, and provided technical assistance with the development of the guide.

South Carolina Coastal Information Network

South Carolina Sea Grant

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Forging and maintaining outreach and education partnerships is vital to building and sustaining effective and pertinent outreach programming. The South Carolina Coastal Information Network (SCCIN) enhances coordination of coastal community outreach efforts in South Carolina by avoiding duplication of efforts and minimizing the number of meetings/workshops that community leaders and staff are asked to attend, leveraging scarce resources, and maximizing program benefits and expected outcomes. Through the SCCIN, members strive to provide quality training and educational materials to coastal decision-makers and the public in an effective and efficient manner.

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