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NOAA to fund oyster sanctuary, marine sciences program

The National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has awarded a $14.9 million grant to The North Carolina Coastal Federation to expand an oyster sanctuary in Pamlico Sound.  The grant will also provide a vehicle for the NC State University Center for Marine Sciences and Technology (CMAST) to collaborate with NC Central University to provide hands-on experience for minority students pursuing careers in marine sciences.  Read the full article in the Coastal Review