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Coastal Heritage
Coastal Heritage is a quarterly publication of the S.C. Sea Grant Consortium, a science-based state agency supporting research, education, and outreach to conserve coastal resources and enhance economic opportunity for the people of South Carolina. Subscription are free upon request. To subscribe, email your name and address to Joey Holleman.

Coastal Heritage - Winter 2019
Designing for Water: Strategies to Mitigate Flood Impacts Vol. 31, #4 – As sea level rises and more intense rains fall, engineering streets, buildings, and natural areas to better handle high-water levels becomes crucial.

Coastal Heritage - Fall 2018
First Impacts: Natural Systems Face Sea-Level Rise Vol. 31, #3 – Barrier and hammock islands, marshes, tidal wetlands, and their plants and creatures will have to be early adapters as the warming ocean creeps higher in coming decades.

Coastal Heritage - Summer 2018
Tank to Table: How Single Oyster Mariculture Works Vol. 31, #2 – The single-oyster mariculture industry is taking off in South Carolina, as hatcheries and farms refine methods for growing single oysters preferred by high-end restaurants.

Coastal Heritage - Spring 2018
Passing the Torch: Mentoring the Next Generation Vol 31, #1 – As Baby Boomers near the end of their careers, passing on their institutional knowledge to future generations becomes critical, shining a spotlight on the mentor-protégé relationship.

Coastal Heritage – Fall/Winter 2017-2018
Stormwater Ponds: The Coast Re-Plumbed Vol 30, #4 – The expansion of engineered ponds as stormwater control devices has changed the way water moves across the coastal landscape, and the effects are still being sorted out.

Coastal Heritage – Summer/Fall 2017
Love for Natural Places: How It Shapes Our Coast and Affects Us All Vol 30 #3 – People feel better after spending time in nature, and they then work to protect those special places.

Coastal Heritage – Spring 2017
New Technology: Driving Advances in Coastal Science Vol 30 #2 – In the past 25 years, technology has accelerated extraordinary advances in how scientists record, measure, and process information, and thus has revolutionized research.

Coastal Heritage – Winter 2017
Trailblazers of the Reconstruction Era Vol 30 #1 – With a new National Park Service site planned for Beaufort County, the people who led the way during Reconstruction gain new acclaim.

Coastal Heritage – Fall 2016
Communities Under Water: Lessons Learned from Extreme Floods Vol 29 #4 – Inundations in 2015 and 2016 drove home the message: Building coastal resilience is critical and requires changes.

Coastal Heritage – Summer 2016
S.C.'s Working Waterfronts: Fishing Villages Evolve Vol 29 #3 – Working waterfronts are living entities, shaped by many variables. In South Carolina, the communities around those waterfronts are taking stock of recent changes and deciding how best to move forward.

Coastal Heritage – Spring 2016
Career Jump-Start: Cultivating the Future Workforce Vol 29 #2 – How does the S.C. Sea Grant Consortium help develop the research, education, and outreach workforce of the future? It's all about planting the right seeds in the right place.

Coastal Heritage – Spring 2015
The Wonders of Discovery: Reviving Interest in Natural History Vol 29 #1 – Are we losing our young people to the digital world or is the study of natural history making a comeback?

Coastal Heritage – Fall 2014
Water Cities: Can We Climate-Proof the Coast? Vol 28 #4 – U.S. coastal cities could learn from the Dutch who say, "When building or rebuilding, always think about water."

Coastal Heritage – Summer 2014
The Global Plastic Breakdown: How Microplastics Are Shredding Ocean Health. Vol 28 #3 – What's happening to sea life as plastics are shredded into smaller and smaller pieces?

Coastal Heritage – Spring 2014
On the Waterfront: Can Traditional Industries Survive Explosive Change? Vol 28 #2 – Traditional marine industries continue to lose their hold on South Carolina's coastal waterways.

Coastal Heritage – Winter 2014
Carolina's Gold Coast: The Culture of Rice and Slavery. Vol 28 #1 – Was Carolina rice "black" in its origin? Or was it "white"?

Coastal Heritage – Fall 2013
Red Lionfish: A "Super-Invader" for Supper? Vol 27 #4 – The red lionfish is a "super-invasive" species that is taking over reef systems in the western Atlantic and Caribbean.

Coastal Heritage – Spring/Summer 2013
Climate Change and Extreme Weather. Vol 27 #3 – Climate change is often functioning as an accelerant, making some natural weather extremes even more dangerous and intense.

Coastal Heritage – Winter 2013
Lowcountry Living Shorelines: Restoring Carolina's Reefs. Vol 27 #2 – South Carolina is one of the few places in the world where oysters are in reasonable abundance and in good harvesting condition. Still, more can be done to restore their population.

Coastal Heritage – Fall 2012
Emancipation Day: The Freed People of Port Royal. Vol 27 #1 – On Emancipation Day–January 1, 1863–sea islanders of the Beaufort District realized what they must do to help defeat the Confederacy and keep their freedom.

Coastal Heritage – Summer 2012
No Worries? The New Science of Risk and Choice. Vol 26 #4 – We can't understand our disaster risks until we set our minds sternly to the task.

Coastal Heritage – Spring 2012
Lowcountry's Fishing Future: Are Locavores the Answer? Vol 26 #3 – South Carolina's fisheries are sustainable ones, experts say. So buy local seafood with confidence.

Coastal Heritage – Winter 2012
Calm After the Storm? Disasters and Mental Health. Vol 26 #2 – Trusting relationships help disaster victims recover.

Coastal Heritage – Fall 2011
Urban Thinker with an Ecologist's Eye: Jane Jacobs' Legacy. Vol 26 #1 – Her ideas have become integral to contemporary urban planning.

Coastal Heritage – Summer 2011
Water's Edge: Managing Coastal Runoff. Vol 25 #4 – New methods to filter runoff and protect waterways.

Coastal Heritage – Spring 2011
Carolina Diarist: The Broken World of Mary Chesnut. Vol 25 #3 – Her compelling journal describes the four-year Confederate rebellion, which aimed to preserve slavery but led to its extinction in North America.

Coastal Heritage – Winter 2011
The Arts of Science: A Search for Visual Ecology. Vol 25 #2 – Artists and scientists collaborate to help us perceive patterns of the natural world.

Coastal Heritage – Summer/Fall 2010
Celebrating 30 Years. Vol 25 #1 – In this anniversary issue of Coastal Heritage, we look back on relationships between the human and natural environments in our state, and venture a brief look to the future.

Coastal Heritage – Spring 2010
The Dynamic Coast: Living with Shoreline Change. Vol 24 #4 – Climate change and global sea-level rise are happening, and now is the time to discuss impacts and tools to adapt, scientists say.

Coastal Heritage – Winter 2010
Offshore Wind: Testing the Water. Vol 24 #3 – Offshore wind is South Carolina’s primary renewable resource for generating electricity. Can the state establish effective incentives to develop it? Or will offshore wind prove too expensive and difficult?

Coastal Heritage – Fall 2009
The Lowcountry's Jazz Age: Gift of Story and Song. Vol 24 #2 – In the 1920s and ‘30s, southern white authors published best-selling novels about the Gullah people. Now the Gullah people are telling their own story.

Coastal Heritage – Summer 2009
Sea-Level Rise: Adapting to a Changing Coast. Vol 24 #1 – Climate change is accelerating faster than scientists thought possible just a few years ago, and the rate of global sea-level rise will increase as a result. How will South Carolina adapt?

Coastal Heritage – Spring 2009
Disaster Resilience: 20 years after Hugo. Vol 23 #4 – Government programs have aided numerous disaster victims toward recovery, but citizens, families, and businesses must become better prepared for future emergencies.

Coastal Heritage – Winter 2009
Cold-water corals: Ancient life in the deep, dark sea. Vol 23 #3 – Explorers have discovered a remarkable array of fragile deep-sea corals from North Carolina to east Florida.

Coastal Heritage – Fall 2008
Exploring Early Carolina's Natural Riches Vol 23 #2 – Colonial South Carolina attracted adventurers who arrived here to explore and document its remarkable biological riches.

Coastal Heritage – Summer 2008
Climate Change and Ocean Health Vol 23 #1 – Warmer, more acidic oceans threaten global fisheries.

Coastal Heritage – Spring 2008
Slowing Stormwater: Improving water quality by imitating nature. Vol 22 #4 – Innovative development practices and construction products are allowing stormwater to be filtered on-site and preventing pollution from reaching waterways.

Coastal Heritage – Winter 2008
Breaking the Chains. Vol 22 #3 – Two hundred years ago, abolitionists gained their first victory in the long struggle to abolish the ownership of human beings. This year, the lowcountry commemorates the anniversary of that initial victory.

Coastal Heritage – Fall 2007
Our changing waterfronts. Vol 22 #2 – An unprecedented demand for new homes along estuaries and tidal creeks is diminishing water access for commercial fisherman and recreational boaters alike.

Coastal Heritage – Summer 2007
Will climate change devastate coastal property insurance? Vol 22 #1 – Property insurers say that the U.S. Atlantic and Gulf coastlines are increasingly becoming a more dangerous place for hurricanes – and that climate change is an important reason why.

Coastal Heritage – Spring 2007
Knocking Back Biological Invaders. Vol 21 #4 – Global trade and travel are moving biological invaders around world, causing billions of dollars in damage and displacing native species.

Coastal Heritage – Winter 2007
Rising Tide: Will Climate Change Drown Coastal Wetlands? Vol 21 #3 – Rising sea level is forcing some salt marshes to migrate inland, exposing communities to more flooding. This process will almost certainly accelerate because of climate change.

Coastal Heritage – Fall 2006
Discovery Learning Comes of Age. Vol 21 #2 – Many teachers are struggling with "discovery learning," the strongest trend in science education. But help is on the way.

Coastal Heritage – Summer 2006
African roots, Carolina gold. Vol 21 # 1 – The African contribution to the immensely lucrative South Carolina rice industry.

Coastal Heritage – Spring 2006
After the Storm. Vol 20 # 4 – Why do so many coastal homeowners fail to purchase flood insurance?

Coastal Heritage – Winter 2005
Building Green: A New Path. Vol 20 #3 – A new era of green design and construction has arrived on South Carolina campuses.

Coastal Heritage – Fall 2005
Keeping Watch: Technologies Track Forces of the Sea. Vol 20 #2 – A revolution is coming to ocean science, allowing researchers to study the marine environment in a more detailed, timely fashion than ever before.

Coastal Heritage – Summer 2005
Old Cities, New Life. Vol 20 #1 – Innovative developers and civic leaders are drawing residents back to older suburbs and formerly blighted areas.

Coastal Heritage – Spring 2005
Ancient Tools: Searching for the First Americans. Vol 19 #4 – Small stone pieces excavated at the Topper site in Allendale County could be central to the story of Homo sapiens.

Coastal Heritage – Winter 2004
Gullah's Radiant Light. Vol 19 #3 – Gullah history is revealed in lowcountry land held by families for generations.

Coastal Heritage – Fall 2004
The Coast's Great Leap. Vol 19 #2 – How fast is too fast? In a single generation, the South Carolina coast has been transformed.

Coastal Heritage – Summer 2004
Hanging in the Balance: America's Fishing Industry. Vol 19 #1 – American fishermen are battered by tough regulations intended to recover overfished stocks and by floods of cheap imported seafood.

Coastal Heritage – Spring 2004
Program Highlights 2000–2004. Vol 18 #4 – This special double issue describes the major research, education, and outreach projects of S.C. Sea Grant.

Coastal Heritage – Winter 2003
A Line in the Sand: Nourishing South Carolina's Beaches. Vol 18 #3 – Many beach communities want to stop erosion in its tracks. How long can they hold back the sea’s advance?

Coastal Heritage – Summer 2003
Hothouse Planet. Vol 18 #1 – Which wild creatures can adapt to accelreating climate change?

Coastal Heritage – Spring 2003
Nature or Nurture? Vol 17 #4 – What happens if we let wildlife go wild??

Coastal Heritage – Winter 2002-03
The Freeway City Vol 17 #3 – Is spraw outsmarting "smart growth"?

Coastal Heritage – Fall 2002
Rise and Fall and Rise: South Carolina's Maritime History. Vol 17 #2 – South Carolina's maritime history has been a roller coaster of success and failure.

Coastal Heritage – Summer 2002
Floyd Follies: What We've Learned. Vol 17 #1 – A four-state evacuation from Hurricane Floyd caused massive traffic foul-ups. But South Carolina has since worked hard to improve evacuation planning.

Coastal Heritage – Spring 2002
Where have all the joiners gone? Vol. 16, # 4 – Advocacy organizations have taken over American political and civic life. Is it a good thing.

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