What Are the Top Ten Most Common Types of Trash on the NC Coast?

August 3, 2020 | Dave Shaw

Cigarette butts make up 26% of beach trash. Fishing gear doesn’t even make the top ten list.

How Diverse Are Temperate Reef Fishes on the Southeast Coast?

July 27, 2020 | Dave Shaw

Over a three-year period, scientists observed 138 species of fish.

Will Anglers Use Descending Devices on Reef Fish?

July 13, 2020 | Dave Shaw

1,000 anglers received descending devices to try out for free, and here’s what they thought.

Boating Under the Influence Can Be Lethal

July 6, 2020 | Dave Shaw

Any level of alcohol intake increases the risk of death on the water.

What’s in Your Fish Platter?

June 29, 2020 | Dave Shaw

Many consumers might have enjoyed pangasius without even knowing it.

Satellite tag on a sailfish

What Do We Find When We Track Sailfish Continuously?

June 22, 2020 | Dave Shaw

Using pop-up satellite tags, scientists can get a much better understanding of billfish movement and migration.

What Can Anglers Do to Improve Shark Fisheries Management?

June 15, 2020 | Dave Shaw

New research shows that citizen scientists can collect data and identify sharks with little error.

What Should We Do with Unused Marine Bloodworms and Packing Material?

June 8, 2020 | Dave Shaw

Research shows the seaweed that distributors use to pack the worms can carry non-native species, which are are harmful to the environment.

Can Computers Accurately Identify Fish by Species?

June 1, 2020 | Dave Shaw

Research suggests that state-of-the-art modeling is the key to the automated identification of fish.

Do Artificial Reefs Enhance Fish Habitats?

May 25, 2020 | Dave Shaw

A new study demonstrates that artificial reefs benefit fish communities.