Delaware Sea Grant in the News

April 5, 2018
Business people
University of Delaware associate professor Kathryn Coyne has been appointed director of Delaware Sea Grant (DESG)

March 3, 2018
The antidote to a nor'easter: The Philadelphia Flower Show
The snowy nor’easter did nothing to dampen the enthusiasm for the 2018 Philadelphia Flower Show, which opened to the public on Saturday at the Convention Center.

January 4, 2018
Carney critical of Trump Administration’s decision to open Atlantic to drilling
“Delawareans rely upon and enjoy our abundant coastal resources. Over 60,000 jobs directly or indirectly support the fishing, tourism and recreation sectors. Coast-related activities contribute almost $7 billion in economic production to the state,” Carney wrote. “According to a 2012 analysis performed by the Delaware Sea Grant, more than 10 percent of the state’s total employment, taxes and production value can be attributed to coastal related activities."

November 28, 2017
DNREC taking more aquaculture applications, but could bay bacteria hold people back?
Thirty-four of the 58 people selected acres and 24 people decided not to take part in the program, but there’s no clear reason why they dropped out, said John Ewart, an aquaculture specialist at the University of Delaware’s Delaware Sea Grant.

October 1, 2017
Cape Region embraces Coast Day’s return
UD showcases science, celebrates environment

September 30, 2017
Coast Day from University of Delaware returns to Lewes with touch tanks, Legos and robots
After a blistering nor’easter and a renovation project caused an unexpected two-year hiatus, University of Delaware’s Coast Day returns to Lewes Sunday.

September 29, 2017
Coast Day returns to UD's Lewes campus Sunday
Coast Day is coming back to University of Delaware’s Lewes campus Sunday.

September 24, 2017
Coast Day returns to Lewes Oct. 1
University of Delaware's Coast Day celebration is back!

September 12, 2017
Delaware Sea Grant donating used eclipse glasses
Delaware Sea Grant is sending used eclipse glasses to Astronomers Without Borders

September 6, 2017
Coast Day Essay Contenst Entries Due Sept. 15
Fifth-graders are invited to participate in the annual Coast Day essay contest by answering the writing prompt.

August 22, 2017
Delaware Governor Opposes Offshore Drilling in Letter to Trump Administration
According to a 2012 Delaware Sea Grant analysis, Carney said that more then 10 percent of the state's total employment, taxes and production value are connected to coastal related activities.

August 1, 2017
Rip Currents Claim More Lives in Deadly Summer for New York, New Jersey
The University of Delaware's Sea Grant College Program has plenty of visual examples of rip currents that provide additional lessons to stay safe.

July 28, 2017
Science and salt air: Sun Otter Tours show off science tours beyond the beach
Because Sea Grant’s goal includes supporting both environmental and economic programs, Petrone said he was happy to help Sun Otter Tours.

July 27, 2017
Rehoboth Beach tour company banks on visitors' love of sun, surf and science
Chris Petrone, a marine education specialist with Delaware Sea Grant, introduces visitors to the microscopic plants and animals that form the base of the marine food web.

June 30 , 2017
Summer Vacation? Teachers Take Jobs at the Beach
Though some teachers would consider July-August a vacation, most view it as an opportunity to do something different.

June 30, 2017
Experts: Don't turn your back on the waves
Delaware Sea Grant hosted workshop on rip current and surf zone safety covered by the Cape Gazette.

June 27, 2017
A look back at Delaware's oyster industry
Delaware Sea Grant's John Ewart speaks on the history of the region's shellfish industry at the Clean Water Forum, covered by the Cape Gazette.

June 27, 2017
North Windwood Beach Patrol Chief Attends Rip Current/Surf Zone Safety Workshop
Chief Tony Cavalier of North Wildwood Beach Patrol attended the Mid-Atlantic Rip Current and Surf Zone Safety Workshop at the University of Delaware’s Hugh R. Sharp Campus June 22.

March 24, 2017
Enlighten Me: Delaware Sea Grant lands on Trump budget chopping block
Delaware is especially concerned with coastal issues, and those issues are the focal point of the Delaware Sea Grant program at the University of Delaware. But Delaware Sea Grant and 32 other sea grant programs in the U.S. face an uncertain future under President Trump’s recent budget proposal.

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