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Christopher Petrone

Director, Marine Advisory Service


M.S., Marine Studies, University of Delaware, 2003
B.S., Biology, Washington College, 2000

Programmatic Interests

Coastal and ocean literacy, wind power education, K-12 teacher education, program evaluation, ocean observing systems, autonomous and remotely operated underwater technologies, Meaningful Watershed Education Experiences


Oesterling, M. and Petrone, C.J. 2012. Non-Commercial Oyster Culture, or Oyster Gardening. Southern Regional Aquaculture Center. Publication No. 4307. Stoneville, Mississippi.

Petrone, C.J. 2011. Sea Breeze. Delaware Sea Grant Data Activity.

Petrone, C.J. 2010. Ghostbusting in the Chesapeake. Bridge Data Analysis Teaching Activity.

Petrone, C.J. 2010. Following the Oil with IOOS: Using Ocean Observing Systems and Real Time Data to Monitor and Clean up Oil Spills. Centers for Ocean Sciences Education Excellence-Networked Ocean World (COSEE-NOW).

Petrone, C.J. 2010. An Ocean of Free Science Resources. The Earth Scientist 26(1): 17-18.

Petrone, C.J. and Relles, N.J. 2009. Coral Snapshots: Biodiversity in Marine Protected Areas. Bridge Data Analysis Teaching Activity.

Petrone, C.J. 2009. Can't Take the Heat?. Bridge Data Analysis Teaching Activity.

Petrone, C.J. 2009. Conch Reef Expedition 2009 Blog. Virginia Institute of Marine Science.

Clark, V.P., Brill, C.H., and Petrone, C.J. 2009. Two Boats, Three Summers, Five Universities, One Dozen Instructors and 65 Teachers: A Collaborative Oceanography Field Program for Earth Science. Journal of Mathematics and Science: Collaborative Explorations. 10: 43-53.

Petrone, C.J. 2007. Don't Even Sink About It!. Bridge Data Analysis Teaching Activity.

Petrone, C.J. and Lawrence, L.A. 2006. Monitoring the Oceans from the Classroom. The Science Teacher. 73(6): 74-76.

Petrone, C.J., Jancaitis, L.B., Jones, M.B., Natunewicz, C.C., Tilburg, C.E., and Epifanio, C.E. 2005. Dynamics of larval patches: Spatial Distribution of fiddler crab larvae in Delaware Bay and adjacent waters. Marine Ecology Progress Series. 293: 177-190.


CEOE School & Departments

School of Marine Science & Policy

Advancing the understanding, stewardship, and conservation of estuarine, coastal, and ocean environments.

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Department of Geological Sciences

Discovering how geological processes have operated over various time scales to create and influence the planet’s surface environments.

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Department of Geography

Investigating the interactions between people and the environment and the processes that explain the location of human and natural phenomena.

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