Research & Technical Publications
Delaware Sea Grant Marine Advisory Service agents and research scientists publish in-depth reports, books, journal articles, conference proceedings, and technical reports. See below for the latest research publications produced by Delaware Sea Grant, or visit the National Sea Grant Library for a full archive. You can also find the full Delaware Sea Grant publications catalog here.
For years, commercial eel and whelk fishers have dealt with a dilemma: They know the best bait to attract eel and whelk, locally known as conch, is a female horseshoe crab. However, harvest limits are in place to protect the Delaware Bay’s horseshoe crab population and the threatened migratory shorebirds that depend on their eggs as a food source. A new alternative bait was developed by Delaware Sea Grant and many partners to help reduce the number of horseshoe crabs harvested from Delaware Bay.
Economic activity along Delaware’s coast generates $6.9 billion annually, supporting 59,000 jobs and $711 million in tax revenue. The coastal economy provides more than 10 percent of the state’s total employment, taxes, and business production. As the area's population continues to grow, this report serves as a baseline to monitor coastal development over time as economic conditions change.
This document lists peer-reviewed research publications produced with the support of Delaware Sea Grant since 2003. It is updated four times annually.
This report is the result of Delaware Sea Grant and the Greater Lewes Foundation teaming up to help Lewes envision its future, with hopes the city can help not only maintain its character but also the quality of life residents have come to expect.
Technical report that provides EPA-NOAA smart growth implementation assistance for coastal communities in Sussex County, Delaware.
Using a combination of observations and numerical
modeling, we examined the distribution of blue crab
(Callinectes sapidus) larvae along the edge of the
buoyant plume emanating from the mouth of
Delaware Bay along the east coast of the USA.
Report outlining current trends in the aquaculture industry and future outlook. Includes information on emerging issues, critical needs, research, and extension.
Highlights the biology and ecology of this wetland plant. Also includes a discussion on controlling its spread throughout wetland areas.