New Derelict Crab Pot Project Gaining Attention

Coastal Ecologist Kate Fleming and University of Delaware College of Earth, Ocean and Environment professor Art Trembanis are working this season to alert the community to the problems associated with lost or abandoned crab pots in Delaware’s Inland Bays. Fleming and Trembanis conducted research while the recreational blue crab season was closed to evaluate the potential scale of a problem and were concerned by their initial results.

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Threat Multiplier: Climate Change and Sea Level Rise

Danielle Swallow from Delaware Sea Grant presented information at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) Climate Adaptation Planning training meeting held recently in Dover. The purpose of the class was to provide hands on training to community leaders and state agency outreach specialists on the steps involved in adaptation planning.


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