Our readers love ’em. Here you can find everything you need to know about sharks of North Carolina, including the most popular Coastwatch article of all-time, aptly titled, of course, “Sharks of North Carolina.”
Are Sharks Getting Smaller?
in the Spring 2022 issue
A combination of fewer and smaller sharks in the coastal ocean has likely contributed to shifts in ecosystems and fisheries that we don’t fully understand.
The Ever-Expanding Brains of Atlantic Sharpnose Sharks
in the Fall 2021 issue
This shark’s brain never stops growing throughout its entire life, especially the regions responsible for motor control and sense of smell.
Illegal Angling, Measuring the Megalodon, and More
in the Spring 2021 issue
To help determine the most accurate body measurements of the megalodon, researchers used five species of shark — great white, shortfin mako, longfin mako, salmon shark, and porbeagle — and compared dental, physical, and environmental similarities.
Sharks, Shrimp, and Computerized Fish IDs
in the Autumn 2020 issue
New regulations went into effect requiring use of a descending device in South Atlantic federal waters to help improve survival of released deepwater fish. But can shark appetites undermine this conservation strategy?
Blacktip Sharks, Historic Dock Photos, and Hand-Crank Electrofishing
in the Summer 2020 issue
For those who would rather not mess with catching a shark – and who would rather keep their bait – here are some factors that could influence the probability of encountering one.
lead photo: bull sharks, amanderson2/CC-BY-2.0