At Sea Newsletter
Summer 2019
Dear Friend,

I hope you all are having a happy and healthy start to your summer! Delaware Sea Grant (DESG) has just published our new annual report. In the Reporter, you will find stories on every aspect of our program, including one featuring Meredith Kurz, our 2018 John A. Knauss Marine Policy Fellow who worked with NOAA's Ocean Acidification Program. There is also a story highlighting the work we did leading up to the first aquaculture oysters in more than 30 years being harvested from Rehoboth Bay. You will also find out about how we are holding workshops to help keep Delaware's coastal communities up to date with the latest information in emergency preparedness planning.  

DESG Reporter 2019 Annual Report - Volume 38
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We are so pleased to be able to share these and many other stories with all of you! Thank you for all of your support over the past year and we are looking forward to even more success in the years ahead!

Kathryn Coyne, Ph.D.
Director, Delaware Sea Grant College Program
Derelict crab pot research gaining data and attention

Delaware Sea Grant's Kate Fleming and UD professor Art Trembanis surveyed 100 acres of Rehoboth Bay and found 160 derelict crab pots, the start of an ongoing research and outreach collaboration. Fleming said that these findings suggest that there's a "derelict crab pot problem in the Delaware Inland Bays." Read more >>

Marine Advisory Service staff pen opinion pieces

Chris Petrone, MAS director, and Danielle Swallow, coastal hazards specialist, recently penned opinion pieces for the Delaware State News. Petrone's piece focused on the hazards involved with using balloons at outdoor celebrations while Swallow's looked at how to prepare for coastal storms and natural hazards
Climate Academy continues to help teachers

Delaware Sea Grant, NOAA and two National Estuarine Research Reserves held the  2019 Climate Academy in June to provide participating teachers from four states with climate change content and help them develop plans for teaching about the climate in the classroom. Read more >> 
DESG and DelTech offer new green infrastructure internship

Delaware Sea Grant is launching a new internship for students at Delaware Technical Community College this fall. The program will train students in design and construction of coastal green infrastructure such as living shorelines. Read more >>
Bonus Features from Delaware Sea Grant

Sea Talk:
Coastal Economy

The coast supports industries worth $6.9 billion in Delaware. Find out how many jobs and tax revenue that means and why it's such a big sector in this month's Sea Talk.

Climate Resources on
The Delaware Sea Grant website includes useful information on climate change, its expected impacts on Delaware and how communities and individuals can act now to adapt.
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Bring the beauty of the coast to your computer with our online calendars. In addition, check out the list of notable dates, environmental facts and web links.

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