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Sea Grant Highlights: January 2019

Sea Grant Highlights: January 2019

Stories from around the Sea Grant network

News from around the Sea Grant network

With so much awesome work happening within Sea Grant, it can be hard to keep up! Here’s a look back at some of Sea Grant highlights you may have missed from this month:



Winter nor'easters can bring flooding to coastal communities. (Credit: FEMA)


Connecticut Sea Grant develops an interactive story map on coastal storm preparedness to help residents better understand their own risks.






The logo for Delaware Sea Grant's Inland Bays Oysters marketing campaign.


Reemerging oyster industry good for economy and environment: Delaware Sea Grant campaign promotes the state's reemerging oyster industry






Researcher John Scott is part of a team who are among the first to explore microplastic pollution in groundwater systems (Credit: Fred Zwicky)


Microplastic contamination found in common source of groundwater, researchers report: Illinois-Indiana Sea Grant-funded work is the first to report microplastics in fractured limestone aquifers - a groundwater source that accounts for 25% of the global drinking water supply.






At the St. Bernard Seafood Market in Delacriox, Louisiana (Credit: Travis Lux/WWNO)


Shrimpers turn to social media to sell their wares: Louisiana Sea Grant Seafood Industry Liaison Julie Falgout interviewed as part of this Science Friday story on direct marketing.






A cemetery in the historic town of Smithville, Maryland (Credit: Rona Kobell)


Climate change is washing away the Chesapeake’s Bay treasures: Maryland Sea Grant's communicator Rona Kobell's feature in the Washington Post talks about work to document impacts of climate change on the historic town of Smithville.






Block Island Wind Farm (Credit: Deepwater Wind)

Rhode Island

Rhode Island Sea Grant-funded survey of fishers finds varied perceptions of impacts of Block Island Wind Farm





Virginia Sea Grant graduate research fellow Jim DelBene, left, and his professional mentor JC Hodgins, right, on a dock on Gwynn's Island (Credit: Aileen Devlin/ VA SG)


Watermen get say on how to tackle 'ghost pots' in the Chesapeake Bay: Virginia Sea Grant graduate research fellow Jim DelBene's Derelict Blue Crab Pot Survey engages watermen to reduce lost crab pots.







John A. Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship - The application period for the 2020 fellowship is now open. Applications are due to state Sea Grant programs by February 22, 2019.

DEADLINE EXTENDED for 2019 Population and Ecosystem Dynamics and Marine Resource Economics fellowship opportunities. Applications now due to Sea Grant programs by February 28, 2019. 

"PopDy and EcoSci": A Population and Ecosystem Science Workshop - Applications are now being accepted for an all-expenses paid, two-week workshop for undergraduate students and newly-graduated Bachelor's degree recipients. Applications are due April 15, 2019.

As always, check out the Sea Grant careers page and follow Florida Sea Grant’s weekly Jobs Roundup for more opportunities.

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