2:21 p.m., Aug. 1, 2013--When power plants and cars release pollution, large amounts of carbon dioxide wind up not just in the air but also in the ocean. As more and more carbon dioxide enters the...more
Here's the latest news on current marine research, education, and outreach activities conducted by the University of Delaware Sea Grant College Program. If you are a reporter, publisher, or film producer seeking information, footage, photos, or research experts, contact the office at (302) 831-8083 or MarineCom@udel.edu.
Boy Scouts from around the region who flock to Cape Henlopen State Park beaches for camping can now visit the University of Delaware’s nearby Hugh R. Sharp Campus in Lewes, too, to earn a merit...more
In the more than 60 years since the University of Delaware’s marine science program was established in Lewes, it has grown from a small unit operating in a high school basement to one of the most...more
A hardy algae species is showing promise in both reducing power plant pollution and making biofuel, based on new research at the University of Delaware.
The microscopic algae ...more
Cooks who think they make the best crab cakes in Delaware can compete to prove it by submitting their recipes to the 2013 Coast Day Crab Cake Cook-Off.
Eight finalists will be chosen to...more
For the second year, the much sought-after position of judge at the annual Coast Day Crab Cake Cook-Off is up for grabs to those who achieve high scores on an online quiz.
“The blue crab...more
From securing homes for hurricanes to monitoring water quality, the Delaware Sea Grant College Program applies science to inform decisions that sustain the state’s coastal economy and environment...more
When two ecosystems meet, the intersecting area has characteristics of both — and unique properties resulting from the interaction. This type of transition zone, called an ecotone, is found along...more
Injuries to people swimming at the beach are more common and severe than previously documented, according to a recent study by the Delaware Sea Grant College Program and...more
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...more