Can Migrating Fish Bypass Dams and Locks?

December 9, 2019 | Dave Shaw

Yes, by using “fishways” — but with varying degrees of success.

What Are the Most Popular Blogposts of the Year from Hook, Line and Science?

December 2, 2019 | Dave Shaw

Fish shrinkage, invasive lionfish appetites, and cobia movement were our most popular topics as North Carolina Sea Grant’s Hook, Line & Science blog celebrates its first year.

What Fish Species Live in the Surf Zone?

November 25, 2019 | Dave Shaw

At Wrightsville Beach, 84 different fishes use the surf zone.

Do Cobia Return to their Summer Spawning Habitat?

November 18, 2019 | Dave Shaw

Electronic tagging reveals the answer.

Can You Identify North Carolina’s Three Species of Flounder?

November 11, 2019 | Dave Shaw

It turns out, most anglers can’t. Luckily, NCDMF has some tips.

What Happens to Plastic Trash?

November 4, 2019 | Dave Shaw

Researchers found “microplastics” in 59 of 60 samples in near-shore waters.

What’s in Our Fish — and Our Gators?

October 28, 2019 | Dave Shaw

New research looks at whether PFAS — perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances — are accumulating in our wildlife.

Can Living Shorelines Lessen Erosion from Boat Traffic?

October 21, 2019 | Dave Shaw

It depends on how much water they allow to pass through them.

What Do They Spend Your Fishing License Fee On?

October 14, 2019 | Dave Shaw

Here’s the answer inquiring anglers want to know.

Looking for a Good Local Spot for Spot?

October 7, 2019 | Dave Shaw

Stick with a winner. Some juvenile saltmarsh fishes reoccupy the same areas for weeks and even months.